In ice-hockey when there is a penalty shot and player missed the net so goalkeeper didn't need to make a save, is it still counted as a save for the goalkeeper for his penalty shot save percentage? And what about shootout shots?
Regardless of when they are made, saves in hockey are defined by shots on goal.
A shot, on the other hand is any puck directed toward the net. If the shot would have gone in the net without a save, it is said to be a shot on goal. If the goaltender makes a save, it counts as a shot on goal. Any shot on goal is counted as a shot, but not all shots are shots on goal.
For this reason, in overtime, during a penalty shot, or a shootout, if a puck does not go in the net, and is not stopped by the goaltender, this will not count as a save.