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Looking over past nights it doesn't seem like save percentage is calculated like I thought. I thought if 2 goalies play and one has a save percentage of .500 and the other gets a shut out 1.000, then the save percentage would be .750.
I believe now that save percentage is saved as 2 stats for the category... shots on net and goals allowed. So if one goalie had 20 shots on net and saved 17, while the other goalie had 48 shots and stopped 46 the stat would be a combination of the totals.
Way I thought: .850 + .958 = .904 total
way I think: 68 shots.... 63 saves = .926 total
It makes a big difference when picking up goalies that see few shots a game vs guys that see 45 shots nightly.
One goalies save percentage has nothing to with another, it's simply down to how many goals a goalie allows on the number of shots he faces. For example, if a goalie gives up 1 goal on 10 shots his save percentage is .900, and so on.
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sorry I don't mean to say one goalies save percentage affects another... I'm talking about my goalie save % over say a week.
Like the first poster mentioned most goalies see a lot of pucks so it isn't a big deal. It does change my view of the tandem I would look for though. Mainly I'm not sure if I'm right or not. Has anyone else looked at how save % appears to be tracked?
typically goalies that see a lot of rubber per game also give up more goals. there are very few exceptions like maybe Anderson/Vokoun so you're not gaining that much because they will have relatively poor GAA which is based on goals/3 periods.