# Save percentage

**Save percentage** (often known by such symbols as **SV%**, **SVS%**, **SVP**, **PCT**) is a statistic in various goal-scoring sports that track saves as a statistic.

In ice hockey and lacrosse and association football, it is a statistic that represents the percentage of shots on goal a goaltender stops. It is calculated by dividing the number of saves by the total number of shots on goal.^{[1]}^{[2]}

Although the statistic is called a "percentage", it is often given as a decimal, in the same way as a batting average in baseball. Thus, .933 means a goaltender saved 93.3 percent of all shots they faced. In international ice hockey, a save percentage is expressed as a true percentage, such as 90%.^{[3]}

## See also[edit]

- Goals against average, a statistic that represents the number of goals allowed per game by a goaltender

## References[edit]

**^**Vollman, Rob (2018). "Goaltenders".*Stat Shot: A Fan's Guide to Hockey Analytics*. Toronto: ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-77305-250-2.**^**Kelley, Jane (2010).*It's a Numbers Game*. Wellington, New Zealand: South Pacific Press. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-60457-879-9.**^**Frederick, Shane (2012).*Hockey: The Math of the Game*. Sports Illustrated Kids. North Mankato, Minnesota: Capstone Press. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-4296-7321-1.