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What is Save Percentage?

Save percentage is a statistic in sports with a goalie (for example hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer (football) and water polo) that is used to put a goalie’s number of saves comparison with the number of shots they have faced.

It is intended to give a measure of how many goals the goalie allows for each shot that they face.

It is considered one statics among a number of other ones, including win/loss ratio and goals against average that are used to measure a goalie’s capability.

Equation

Save Percentage  is calculated as follows:
Save Percentage = saves / shots against.

Example

If a goalie has faced 419 shots and made 388 saves:

388 saves divided by 419 shots is 0.926.

Therefore, the goalie’s save percentage is 0.926.

What counts as a “save”?

A “save” is generally considered to be a shot on goal that is stopped by the goaltender.

What counts as a shot?

A “shot” is a shot that directs the puck towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net.

A shot that is blocked by another player is recorded as a blocked shot, and is not included in the shot total.

A shot that misses the net or hits the crossbar is not recorded as a shot, but as a “missed shot”.

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