Definition of penalty killer in English:

penalty killer

Line breaks: pen|alty kill¦er

noun

Ice Hockey
  • A player who plays while their own team is reduced through a penalty, especially one skilled at preventing the opposing team from scoring.
    More example sentences
    • He's physical, a good penalty killer and is younger than 30.
    • The addition of the player, a hard-hitting penalty killer, should help.
    • The team in the next round might have better penalty killers, squelching the opportunity to win on special teams.

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penalty killing

noun
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  • But today's goaltenders can add another important dimension to penalty killing.
  • The team's penalty killing, which is based on its goaltending, must get better in the second half.
  • The key to penalty killing is good positioning, reaction and anticipation more than anything.

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