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When a team builds a big lead (any sport, but especially in Ice Hockey) and adds unnecessary difficulty to them selves by forcing all passes to be made through the air. Name derived from "Saucer Pass".

The goal of Sauce Mode is to reduce the lopsided nature of the competition.

The other team usually sees it as a cruel form of Hot doggin
After we waxed them 8-0 in the first period, we went into unnecessary sauce mode, and only scored 3 goals the rest of the game.
by Puckup14 October 05, 2011