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Save percentage (often known by such symbols as SV%, SVP, PCT) is an ice hockey and lacrosse 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. Thus, .933 means a goaltender saved 93.3 percent of all shots he or she faced. National Hockey League goaltenders typically have a save percentage above .900, and National Lacrosse League goaltenders typically have a save percentage above .750.

Save percentage applies in an analogous way to goalkeepers in football (soccer).

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

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Save percentage (often known by such symbols as SV%, SVS%, SVP, PCT) is an ice hockey and lacrosse 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 he or she faced. National Hockey League goaltenders typically have a save percentage above .900, and National Lacrosse League goaltenders typically have a save percentage above .750.

Save percentage applies in an analogous way to goalkeepers in football (soccer).

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

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