In 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 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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... In his first game back to his former home venue, Vanbiesbrouck made 51 saves ultimately losing the game 3–2 to his former team ... In the game Vanbiesbrouck played the third period, made six saves and was credited with the win ... a 21–25–11 record, registering a 2.53 GAA, and his career best save percentage of.924 ranked him second in the league ...
... with a 2.62 goals-against-average and.925 save percentage. 2010–11 season posting a 4–1–0, 1.98 GAA and.943 save percentage ... in the league and posting a 7–2–0 record with 2.28 goals-against average (GAA) and.926 save percentage (SV%) in 10 regular season NHL appearances ...
... He went 2-4-0 in 6 games in net, posting a GAA of 3.51 and a save percentage of 0.886 ... He posted a Goals Against Average of 4.51 and a save percentage of 0.877 while going 1-6-0 in the tournament ... He had a stellar tournament posting a save percentage of 0.906 and a GAA of 3.97 after playing in 6 games for Norway ...
... Schneider made 23 saves in his college debut, a 3–2 win against the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks ... goals against average (GAA) and a.916 save percentage while finishing with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 4 ties ... He made 39 saves in a double-overtime semifinal win against the Maine Black Bears, before a 26-save performance in Boston's 3–1 final win against the New Hampshire Wildcats ...
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