penalty shot


Definition of penalty shot

: an unhindered shot at the goal in ice hockey awarded to an individual for certain violations by an opponent

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He will be encouraged by their performances so far, taking Juventus to a penalty shoot-out and narrowly losing to Man United., "PSG vs Inter Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 25 July 2019 Rapinoe converted the penalty shot to score her sixth goal of the World Cup. Sean Gregory, Time, "Lots of People Wanted Team USA to Apologize or Fail. Their World Cup Win Is One of the Greatest Responses in Sports," 7 July 2019 However Bayern finished runners-up in all three competitions, including a devastating penalty shoot-out loss to Chelsea in the Champions League final in their own backyard., "Jupp Heynckes: The Legendary Manager Who Masterminded 'the Greatest Bayern Side Ever'," 4 July 2019 Beauvillier, who was denied on a penalty shot midway through the first, shot the puck from just inside the blue line to elude Hutton. Allan Kreda, The Seattle Times, "Islanders clinch playoff spot with 5-1 victory over Sabres," 30 Mar. 2019 Sergio Ramos, Kaka and Ronaldo all missed as Bayern won a penalty shoot-out six years ago, only to lose the final on home soil to Chelsea. Afp,, "Heynckes on Real Madrid draw: 'I hope Ronaldo does not have a good day'," 13 Apr. 2018 Rinne’s biggest save came on a penalty shot by Matt Nieto in the second period to keep the game scoreless. Pat Graham, The Seattle Times, "Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600," 21 Jan. 2019 Eric Dier put home the final penalty shot past David Ospina for England's first such World Cup victory, after a tradition of PK misery. Nihal Kolur,, "How to Watch Sweden vs. England: World Cup Live Stream, TV Channel, Time," 7 July 2018 Maia played alongside Neymar and Gabriel Jesus, as Brazil dispelled the disappointment of the 2014 World Cup to win gold in a penalty shoot-out against Germany., "Newcastle Have Bid For Lille's Brazilian Wonderkid Rejected," 9 July 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of penalty shot

: a shot in hockey that a player makes when the other team has broken a rule

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