In ice hockey, **a goaltender** is credited with a save when they prevent a shot by the opponent from entering the net. A goaltender’s efficiency in stopping shots, the save percentage, is calculated as a percentage of shots stopped divided by the total number of shots on goal.

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## How is hockey save calculated?

In order to determine the save percentage, the formula consists of dividing the number saves made by the number of shots on goal. Take this number and work it out to 3 decimal places. For example, if a goaltender faced 45 shots and allowed 5 goals, his save percentage is. 888.

## What is a good save?

It means that somebody did a good job at saving a situation from getting going bad. Example: If a ball was about to hit an expensive vase and somebody moved the vase out of the way before it breaks. You could say “nice save” because you stopped the ball from hitting the vase. See a translation.

## What does kick save mean?

” Kick save—and a beauty! ” was a catchphrase of longtime New York Rangers hockey announcer Marv Albert, meaning that the goalie just made a great save with his foot. “Stick save—and a beauty!” is used when the goalie makes a great save on the puck with a hockey stick.

## How does save percentage work?

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.

## What is a good save percentage?

A respectable NHL save percentage falls anywhere between 0.900 and 0.920. Anything below 0.900 is generally considered weak, while a value greater than 0.920 is exceptional. Keep in mind that the save percentage is only one of several stats used to measure a goalie’s level of success.

## Are you safe or save?

Safe is an adjective while save is a verb. You save others with safe driving. You save for a safe future. You save someone from harm or danger while something or someone is safe when it is secure or free from harm or injury.

## What’s a good save percentage for a goalie?

The rule of thumb is that you would like to have a goalie’s save percentage to be 0.915% or higher. The NHL league average for save percentage is 0.910, but most teams and players are looking to be somewhere higher than average to set themselves apart from their fellow competitors.