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A penalty in Ice Hockey consists of losing one player who has to sit in the penalty box for a specified period of time (usually either 2 minutes or 5 minutes) during which his team must play one man short. The penalty is killed if the team prevents its opponent from scoring during this period of time.

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Q: What does penalty kill mean in ice hockey?
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