Save percentage

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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]

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  1. ^ Vollman, Rob (2018). "Goaltenders". Stat Shot: A Fan's Guide to Hockey Analytics. Toronto: ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-77305-250-2.
  2. ^ Kelley, Jane (2010). It's a Numbers Game. Wellington, New Zealand: South Pacific Press. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-60457-879-9.
  3. ^ 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.