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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: August 5th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
8 months ago
WARNING: THERE ARE PUCKDOKU SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT CONTINUE SCROLLING IF YOU DON’T WANT TODAY’S PUZZLE SPOILED FOR YOU.
The new game “puckdoku” is taking the hockey world by storm. Here’s how it works. There’s a 3×3 grid, and each row and column are marked with either a team or a statistic of some sort. You have to guess players who meet the criteria for both the column and the row for the square you’re on. For example…if your square is in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ column and the St. Louis Blue row…Ryan O’Reilly would work. If it’s in the Washington Capitals column and the row says “40+ goals in a season”, Alex Ovechkin would work. You can play the daily Puckdoku puzzle here:
There’s also a rarity score in the form of a percentage next to the player you guess…the lower the percentage, the more rare the guess. Once you start getting used to the game, you want to shoot for a low rarity score. 
Without further ado, here are some hints for today’s puckdoku puzzle.
Maple Leafs/Capitals: Player is a goaltender who was also a first round pick
Sharks/Capitals: Player spent time with four different teams between 2006 and 2018
Capitals one team whole career: Player is arguably the best goal scorer of his generation
Maple Leafs/Islanders: Player signed with his hometown Maple Leafs in 2018
Sharks/Islanders: Player is a two-time all star goaltender
Islanders one team whole career: Player was one of the greatest goal scorers of the 1980s
Maple Leafs 1000+ career games played: Player had his number 13 retired by the Maple Leafs
Sharks 1000+ games played: Player was drafted second overall by the Sharks in 1997
One team whole career/1000+ games played: Player is one of the best Pittsburgh Penguins of all time
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Maple Leafs/Capitals: Ilya Samsonov
Sharks/Capitals: Joel Ward
Capitals one team whole career: Alex Ovechkin
Maple Leafs/Islanders: John Tavares
Sharks/Islanders: Evgenii Nabokov
Islanders one team whole career: Mike Bossy
Maple Leafs 1000+ career games played: Mats Sundin
Sharks 1000+ games played: Patrick Marleau
One team whole career/1000+ games played: Sidney Crosby

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