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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: August 9th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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 Buffalo Sabres row…Tim Horton 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.
Blues/Maple Leafs: Player was originally a second round pick of the Colorado Avalanche
Blackhawks/Maple Leafs: Player was nicknamed “The Eagle”
Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Player is a goaltender who was a three-time all star
Blues/Stars: Player is one of the most prolific goal scorers in NHL history
Blackhawks/Stars: Player is the son of a well-known fighter in the NHL
Red Wings/Stars: Player was notably scratched by Mike Babcock ahead of his 1000th career game
Blues 200+ PIMS single season: Player hit the 200 penalty minute mark four times for the Blues in the 90s
Blackhawks 200+ PIMS single season: Player was in the NHL until he was 48
Red Wings 200+ PIMS single season: Player spent his career with the Red Wings and Blackhawks
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Blues/Maple Leafs: Ryan O’Reilly
Blackhawks/Maple Leafs: Ed Belfour
Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Curtis Joseph
Blues/Stars: Brett Hull
Blackhawks/Stars: Max Domi
Red Wings/Stars: Mike Modano
Blues 200+ PIMS single season: Kelly Chase
Blackhawks 200+ PIMS single season: Chris Chelios
Red Wings 200+ PIMS single season: Bob Probert

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