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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: December 4th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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
Red Wings/Sabres: He’s the NHL’s all-time career save percentage leader 
Blue Jackets/Sabres: He’s the NHL’s all-time highest-scoring Austrian forward
Jets/Sabres: He’s a former top-five draft pick
Red Wings/Canadiens: He was the oldest player to appear in an NHL game not named Gordie Howe
Blue Jackets/Canadiens: He turns into Wayne Gretzky whenever he plays the Toronto Maple Leafs
Jets/Canadiens: He was once a first round pick of the Buffalo Sabres
Red Wings/10+ wins season: He won the William M. Jennings award 12 years apart with the same team
Blue Jackets/10+ wins season: He started his career with the Philadelphia Flyers
Jets/10+ wins season: He won the Vezina Trophy in 2020
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Red Wings/Sabres: Dominik Hasek
Blue Jackets/Sabres: Thomas Vanek
Jets/Sabres: Evander Kane
Red Wings/Canadiens: Chris Chelios
Blue Jackets/Canadiens: Josh Anderson
Jets/Canadiens: Joel Armia
Red Wings/10+ wins season: Chris Osgood
Blue Jackets/10+ wins season: Sergei Bobrovsky
Jets/10+ wins season: Connor Hellebuyck

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