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

Examples of penalty shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web James and Mensah both scored in the second half and Anthony Velarde had the fifth Riverhounds goal, on a penalty shot at 42 minutes. Staff Report,, "Pittsburgh beats Hartford Athletic 5-0," 12 Sep. 2020 Alan Pulido’s penalty shot easily gave Kansas City a 2-1 lead in the 72nd minute. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "9-man Rapids fall in chaotic, controversial match against Sporting KC," 17 July 2020 The Avalanche missed an opportunity to take a two-goal lead with 15:17 remaining when Matt Nieto was stopped on a penalty shot. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Overtime goal lifts MacKinnon-less Avalanche past Rangers," 11 Mar. 2020 Sam Marchionni’s penalty shot goal with 20 seconds left in regulation tied it for Medway. Jake Levin,, "Jake McKenzie scores twice, Falmouth stuns top-seeded Hingham," 29 Feb. 2020 Janmark’s chances: Janmark was denied on a penalty shot by Crawford in the second period after Duncan Keith was called for hooking Janmark on a breakaway. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars regain their identity in a defensive battle against the Blackhawks," 23 Feb. 2020 Wow Angelina DiGirolamo with the penalty shot marker in the final minute of the 3rd. Michael Mcmahon,, "Angelina DiGirolamo helps Woburn girls’ hockey salvage a tie vs. Arlington," 5 Feb. 2020 And England football teams are well known for their struggles in penalty shoot outs. David Shearer, Quartz, "Fight performance anxiety with the same techniques elite athletes use," 7 Dec. 2019 The Flames’ lone goal came on a late penalty shot by Mikael Backlund. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: USC outclasses Arizona," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of penalty shot

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Penalty shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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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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