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crease

1. Cricket any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman
2. Ice hockey the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
3. Lacrosse the circular area surrounding the goal
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Price mishandled the puck while putting it back into play, plunking it down near the corner of his goal crease allowing Boston's Glen Metropolit to jump in and bang it home.
The game was decided when Brett Hull scored from in front with one of his skates in the goal crease.
Young dropped a pass along the goal crease and a play-trailing Taylor simply "scooped" it into the twine to make it 2:0.
Junior Shayne Stockton skated to the edge of the goal crease and sent a backhander over Jeff Malcolm's stick-side shoulder 2:02 into the third period.
Nottingham made the initial breakthrough following a scramble in the Menace goal crease.
Landon Donovan took a free kick from 40 yards and lofted a perfect ball into the penalty area to Gordon, whose header from just outside the goal crease easily beat Wizards goalkeeper Bo Oshoniyi.
He cut behind the Boston defense, burst through the goal crease, and stuffed the puck under Thomas.
Telford's third was also scrambled in when Blaze failed to clear the goal crease.
Garlick was trying to clear the ball from the side of the goal crease, but he mis-hit it and his poor attempt landed just outside the penalty area.