A wild rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or camels (especially at the smell or the sight of water); a stampede.
the sudden emergence of one or more players or contestants from a clustered group, rushing toward a goal, as bicyclists in a race, or baketball players after a rebound has been caught.
a splitting of the field, where some riders race ahead, trying to avoid being reabsorbed by the larger and more aerodynamicly efficient peloton.
An easy chance for a basket when a player gets the ball well behind the defence.
A play in which a puck carrier moves in alone on the opposing goalie. Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy often plays a "butterfly" style.
A player in control of the puck has a breakaway when the only opponent between him and the opposition's goal is the goalie (and a reasonable scoring opportunity exists).
a play where an offensive player gets the jump on a whole team and goes in on goal one-on-one against the goalie
The puck carrier getting ahead of every opponent except the goalie. Tim Rickard / News & Record Wrist shot (or "wrister"): Propelling a shot off the blade with a flicking motion of the wrists.
A scoring opportunity that occurs when there are no defending players between the puck carrier and the opposing goaltender.
When a player has the ball behind the fullbacks and has an open field between him and the goal.
One of the most exciting plays in hockey, a breakaway occurs when one player with the puck skates in alone against the opposing goaltender.
A scoring opportunity on which a skater with the puck is behind the opposing defensemen and faces only the goaltender.
Breakaway or break in short, is when a small group of riders or an individual have successfully opened a gap ahead of the peloton.[ edit
When a player dribbling the ball breaks away from the other team and challenges the goalie one-on-one.
An offensive rush in which the player carrying the puck moves past all of the other teams defenseman and has a clear shot on the goaltender.
a fast break in which an attacker with the puck skates in alone on the goalie, having gotten past or clear of the defensemen, trapping the opponents behind the play.
When a rider or group of riders is ahead of the main field. Also referred to as "off the front".
A one-on-one scoring opportunity between the puck carrier and the opposing goaltender.
A rider or group of riders that has left the main group behind.
A breakaway is a situation in ice hockey in which a player with the puck has no defending players, except for the goaltender, between himself and the opposing goal, leaving him free to skate in and shoot at will (assuming he can skate faster than the defenders trying to catch him). A breakaway is considered a serious defensive lapse on the part of the other team. If a player's progress is impeded by a player coming back into their defensive zone, or if the goalie throws his stick at the oncoming player, he is awarded a penalty shot.