penalty shot


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When Marchand was dragged down on Samsonov’s doorstep by TJ Brodie, the ref immediately whistled the play down and awarded Marchand the penalty shot. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 6 Nov. 2022 Andreas Athanasiou scored on a penalty shot in the second period after being hauled down by Filip Hronek. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 22 Oct. 2022 John Gibson’s career-best winning streak ended at seven games despite 29 saves, including a stop of a third-period penalty shot by Jarvis with 18:40 to play. Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 Ayoze García converted a penalty shot for Indy in first-half stoppage time. Staff Reports, Hartford Courant, 14 Aug. 2022 Stopped by Gauthier on a penalty shot with the score 4-1. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 14 May 2022 But on the penalty kill Cross Hanas inched behind Bear Hughes and was taken down for a penalty shot. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 12 Feb. 2022 Rising goalkeeper Benjamin Lundt who sealed the match, saving a penalty shot from New Mexico United forward Tabort Etaka Preston in extra time. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2022 Canada stormed back with three consecutive goals, Marie-Philip Poulin’s penalty shot giving her team a two-goal cushion. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of penalty shot was in 1921

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“Penalty shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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