In sports, a winning percentage is the fraction of games or matches a team or individual has won. It is equal to wins divided by wins plus losses. Winning percentage is one way to compare the record of two teams; however, another standard method most frequently used in baseball and professional basketball standings is games behind.
Ties count as a game and should be calculated as neither a loss nor a tie.
National Hockey League
In ice hockey, standings are determined by points, not wins, changing the nature of this statistic. In the National Hockey League, teams are awarded two points for a win, and one point for either a tie (a discontinued statistic) or an overtime loss. Since this calculation is not based solely on wins, the statistic is called points percentage. It can be calculated as follows:
|0.825||60||8||12||132||1976–77||Montreal Canadiens||best points % in post-expansion NHL|
|0.131||8||67||5||21||1974–75||Washington Capitals||worst points % in post-expansion NHL|
- Career Leaders and Records for Points Percentage (Goalie). Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved on 24 May 2009.
- 2008–2009 – REGULAR SEASON – SUMMARY – POINT PERCENTAGE. NHL.com. Retrieved on 24 May 2009.