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Extra Attacker

What is Extra Attacker?

When the goalie is pulled from the net in exchange for an extra player.

Sporting Charts explains Extra Attacker

This is typically done if there's a delayed penalty because once the opposition touches the puck the whistle is blown (stopping their ability to shoot on the open net).  It also occurs frequently when a team is down by 1 or 2 goals with little time remaining in the game, by exchanging the goalie for an extra attacker it can increase their chances to even the score.

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