Situation in hockey
often found in the final minute or two of a one-goal
game. The team that is trailing may remove their goaltender
("pull the goalie
"), replacing him with an extra forward
. This allows the team to have an advantage should the puck
be in their offensive
end of the rink
, with six skaters to the opposition's five.
Of course, there is a risk to this -- if the other team gains control of the puck and can hit the wide-open, six-foot-wide goal from 100-150 feet away, the game will essentially be over.