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Save percentage (SV%, SVP, PCT) is an ice hockey 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 faced. NHL goaltenders typically have a save percentage above .900.
See also: Goals against average
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