the crease


: an area around or in front of a goal in some games (such as hockey)
Players from the opposing team may not enter the crease.

Examples of the crease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The game reached overtime after Marchand and Geekie both had chances to pot a loose puck amidst a scramble in the crease during the final minute of regulation. Miami Herald, 7 Apr. 2024 Harris, whose screen aided Tristan Broz’s game-winning goal Thursday, struck again in front of the crease Saturday to produce the Pios’ game-winner. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, 30 Mar. 2024 Barzal found his teammate all alone at the top of the crease and Palmieri extended his point streak to a career-high six games. Scott Charles, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2024 Instead, windows fell into the crease in a way that looked surprisingly natural after I got used to it. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2023 The Florida Panthers’ 22-year-old Finnish center made his way into the slot and then the crease just in front of the net. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2024 Carter scored at 7:33 and Rust made it 3-0 at 9:03 of the second, as both scored rebound goals from the top of the crease. Dan Scifo, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2024 The Ottawa goaltender leaned a bit out of the crease to try to cut off a potential pass to Montour, who scored his fourth goal of the season in the second period, and Lundell shot into the newly open gap to win the game. David Wilson, Miami Herald, 20 Feb. 2024 On the very next shift, Boldy finally scored himself, hustling for a loose puck near the crease and firing a shot on net to stretch the lead to 4-2. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, 13 Feb. 2024

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“The crease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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