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empty-net goal

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empty-net goal (plural empty-net goals)

  1. (ice hockey) A point scored when a player shoots the puck into the opposing team's net at a time when the opposing team's goalie has been withdrawn from the game for tactical reasons.
    • 2001, "Carolina close in on Bruins," BBC Sport Online, 19 Feb. (retrieved 14 May 2008),
      Malik added an empty-net goal with 55 seconds left on a length-of-the-ice shot.

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