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  • n  the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
  • 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

  • Rheaume, a goaltender, faced nine shots, of which she turned away seven.
  • In his native Canada, Colorado Avalanche goaltender PATRICK ROY is Michael Jordan and Brad Pitt rolled into one giant protective plastic shell.
  • Already the dominant goaltender of his era, Plante could now venture out from his circumscribed piece of ice in front of the Montreal net, there to face down without flinching the .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - San Jose Mercury News
  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - The Daily Jeffersonian
Quotes

  • Peter Laviolette in ESPN
    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.
  • Brian Boucher in CBC.ca
    If it wasn't for that goaltender, I think we would have won this game pretty handily,Boucher said.
  • Alain Vigneault in CBC.ca
    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...

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