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  1. (n) the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
  2. (n) the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring


  1. Rheaume, a goaltender, faced nine shots, of which she turned away seven.
  2. Eventually, as he was becoming recognized as a respected goaltender, Vachon was displaced by Dryden and traded to the Kings in November 1971.
  3. He might already have succeeded were it not for a pesky new goaltender with the Chicago Black Hawks who shut him out in all but one of their first five confrontations this season.


  1. Sharks goalie Antti Niemi denied Vezina Trophy as league's top goaltender

    Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was named the NHL's top goaltender at Chicago's United Center before the start of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Blue Jackets' goalie Bobrovsky wins Vezina

    Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky carried the Columbus Blue Jackets almost single-handedly on a nightly basis as the franchise made an unlikely dash to the playoffs.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Bobrovsky wins Vezina as NHL's best goaltender

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets has won the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's top goaltender. Bobrovsky beat out Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks for his first Vezina on Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

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  1. "I thought their goaltender played extremely well in the third period. We had more than enough looks to tie up that game," Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette said.
    on May 31, 2010 By: Peter Laviolette Source: ESPN

  2. "If it wasn't for that goaltender, I think we would have won this game pretty handily," Boucher said.
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Brian Boucher Source: CBC.ca

  3. "Our players play well in front of Curtis and Curtis is an experienced NHL goaltender," coach Alain Vigneault said. "He will do a good job for us. It is a great challenge for our core players. I think we have responded real well this year...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Alain Vigneault Source: CBC.ca

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