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Empty Net Goal

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What Is The Definition Of An Empty Net Goal In Hockey?

1. An empty net goal occurs in hockey when a goal is scored on the opponent’s goal when there is no goalie guarding the net.

One instance this can occur is when there is a delayed penalty and the goalie leaves the net to go to the bench so that his team can gain an extra attacker. Another time this can happen is when the team is one goal or more in the final minutes, and the team intentionally empties the net in order to gain an extra attacker to help tie the game.

Examples Of How Empty Net Goal Is Used In Commentary

1. The Flyers score an empty net goal after the Rangers scoop up the rebound and toss the puck back down the ice into the back of the net.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Hockey

Abbreviated As:

1. ENG
2. EN

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