Definition of penalty killing in US English:

penalty killing

noun

Ice Hockey
  • See penalty killer

    • ‘The team's penalty killing, which is based on its goaltending, must get better in the second half.’
    • ‘But today's goaltenders can add another important dimension to penalty killing.’
    • ‘After that I was pretty pleased with the way the guys fought back and our penalty killing was very good tonight.’
    • ‘Effective penalty killing continues to be a hallmark.’
    • ‘The key to penalty killing is good positioning, reaction and anticipation more than anything.’