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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: December 14th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
2 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. You can play the game for yourself here
Ducks/Lightning: He lost three straight Cup finals in a row on three different teams
Blackhawks/Lightning: He was traded to the Lightning at the 2022 trade deadline for two first round picks and more
Islanders/Lightning: He was the first overall pick of the 1992 NHL Draft
Ducks/Red Wings: He’s a six-time all-star, a two-time Selke winner, and a three-time Cup champion
Blackhawks/Red Wings: He just signed with the Red Wings. Like…JUST signed with them
Islanders/Red Wings: He won a Cup with the Red Wings in 2008
Ducks/80+ points single season: He’s the highest-scoring Finn in NHL history
Blackhawks/80+ points single season: He was drafted third overall in 2006
Islanders/80+ points single season: He’s one of the most prolific goal scorers 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!
Ducks/Lightning: Corey Perry
Blackhawks/Lightning: Brandon Hagel
Islanders/Lightning: Roman Hamrlik
Ducks/Red Wings: Sergei Fedorov
Blackhawks/Red Wings: Patrick Kane
Islanders/Red Wings: Valtteri Filppula
Ducks/80+ points single season: Teemu Selanne
Blackhawks/80+ points single season: Jonathan Toews
Islanders/80+ points single season: Mike Bossy
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