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Empty Net Goal

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Empty Net Goal
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Definition: A goal scored into a net left undefended because the goaltender is sitting on the bench. This usually happens late in a game, when a team has pulled the goalie for an extra attacker, desperately seeking a goal. Empty net goals are not counted when calculating a goaltender's save percentage or goals against average.
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