Apple: an assist.
Bar down: when the puck goes in the net off the bottom of the crossbar.
Barn: an arena rink.
Barnburner: a high-scoring game.
Bender: a badly skating player whose ankles bend beneath him.
Beauty: a pretty play.
Biscuit: the puck.
Bottle rocket: when a goal breaks the goalie's water bottle.
Breakaway: when a player has the puck and an open skating lane to the net with no one in front of him.
Bucket: a helmet.
Celly: a celebration after a goal.
Cheese: the top shelf of the net (see, top cookies).
Chel: the EA Sports NHL video game.
Cherry picker: a player who stands behind the opposing team's defense in hopes for a breakaway.
Chirp: when you talk trash to opposing players.
Clapper: a slapshot.
Coast to coast: taking the puck all the way down the ice.
Crossbar: the post that runs along the top of the net.
Dangle: a deke.
Dirty: used to describe an incredible deke or pass (see, filthy).
Duster: a player who doesn’t play much and “collects dust” on the bench.
Face wash: when you shove your glove into an opponent's face.
Filthy: also used to describe an incredible deke or pass.
Fishbowl: a full face shield.
Five-hole: the area between a goalie’s legs.
Flamingo: when a player lifts his leg to avoid blocking a shot.
Flow: long hair (see, lettuce).
Garbage: referring to the puck when there is a rebound, picking up the garbage means putting the rebound in the net.
Gino: a goal.
Gongshow: when a game is getting out of control, possibly from the score, a lot of fights, or big hits.
Goon: a player whose only talent is fighting, usually to keep the team's best players safe.
Gordie Howe hat trick: when a player scores a goal, adds an assist, and gets in a fight in one game.
Grinder: a lesser-skilled player who is meant to hit and agitate the opposing players.
Grocery stick: the player who separates the offense from the defense on the bench.
Hands: refers to a player who has good stickhandling and often dangles opposing players.
Hoser: another term for loser, derived from when the losing team would hose down the ice before the invention of the Zamboni.
Junction: the corner of the goal where the crossbar and post meet (also referred to as the “junk”).
Kronwalled: a big hit a defenseman lays on a player attempting to carry the puck out of his zone, derived from Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall who is famous for this type of hit.
Lettuce: hair, including both on the head and facial hair (see, lip lettuce).
Light the lamp: scoring a goal.
Lip lettuce: a mustache.
Lumber: a hockey stick, derived from when sticks were made of wood (see, twig).
Mitts: hockey gloves.
ODR: an outdoor rink (see, pond).
Open ice hit: a big hit that happens away from the boards.
Pigeon: a player who can’t score on his own and relies on others to feed him the puck or pick up the garbage.
Pipe: the goal post.
Pinch: when a defenseman moves into the offensive zone in an attempt to keep the puck inside the zone.
Plug: a useless player, derived from when a removable extension for a composite stick.
Playoff beard: when players stop shaving during the playoffs.
Point: a defenseman in the offensive zone.
Pond: where players play outdoors in the winter.
Pylon: a slow defenseman that often gets skated around.
Sauce: a pass that leaves the ice to make it more difficult for opposing players to intercept.
(The) Show: the NHL.
Silky: used to describe a smooth occurrence such as a play or a player’s hands.
Stripes: the referee.
Sieve: a bad goalie, often referred to as full of holes.
Sin-bin: the penalty box.
Slot: the high-scoring area in front of the net.
Snipe: a perfectly placed shot.
Stack the pads: when a goalie lays on his side and puts his pads on top of each other to make a save.
Stay at home defenseman: a defenseman who is strong in his own zone but not particularly good in the offensive zone.
Stoned: when a goalie makes a great save.
Suicide pass: when a player receives a pass that puts him in danger of immediately receiving a hard hit.
Sweater: a hockey jersey.
Tape to tape: a pass that perfectly lands on your teammate’s blade.
Tic-tac-toe: refers to a quick passing play that results in a goal.
Toe drag: when a player uses the end of his blade to dangle the opposition.
Top cookies: top shelf (where grandma hides the cookies).
Trapezoid: the area behind the net where a goalie is allowed to play the puck.
Turtle: when a player completely covers himself up as to not be involved in a fight.
Twig: a hockey stick, also derived from when they used to be made of wood.
Wheel: refers to a player's strong skating, in addition to picking up girls.
Wraparound: when a player takes the puck around the back of the net and tries to score in one full motion.