What does defense mean in hockey?

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The defense in hockey stops the other team from scoring goals. The goalie is also part of the defensive unit, he/she plays in front of the goal. Forwards also play defense, usually against the defense of the other team. Also, during penalties, the defense works in a 4-person unit to hold off the powerplay of the other team.

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The act of defending your zone, goal and teammates.

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It means either to go to your "home positions" or get ready to block from a certain spot on the net.

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