Save Percentage
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Save Percentage

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

In ice hockey and lacrosse, 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.

Although the statistic is called "save percentage", it is given as a decimal (in the same way as an on-base percentage in baseball). Thus, .933 means a goaltender saved 93.3 percent of all shots they faced. National Hockey League goaltenders typically have a save percentage above .900, and National Lacrosse League goaltenders typically have a save percentage above .750. In ice hockey internationally, a save percentage is expressed as a true percentage, not a decimal, i.e. 90%. In Association football the goalkeeper typically has a save percentage above 60% or 70% (.600 or .700).[]

Save percentage in baseball applies to relief pitchers, particularly closers. This is the quotient of the number of successful saves and the number of save opportunities.

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