Definition of empty-netter in English:



informalIce Hockey
  • A goal scored while the defending goalkeeper is not guarding their net.

    ‘he scored an empty-netter with 9.1 seconds left’
    • ‘All he has on his 2014 tournament transcript are three assists, including two on empty-netters.’
    • ‘McNicholas added an empty-netter to seal Vernon's victory inside the final minute.’
    • ‘If you take away power-play goals and empty-netters from the series, the Bruins only outscored the Red Wings 6-4 in the five games.’
    • ‘He's added a little offense to his already-sound defensive game, even if it seemed that half his 10 goals were empty-netters.’
    • ‘He put home an empty-netter with 42 seconds left to finalize the score.’