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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: December 6th, 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 Blues 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
40+ assists single season/played for Kyle Dubas: He was teammates with Max Domi and Christian Dvorak in junior
Penguins/played for Kyle Dubas: He played for the Rimouski Oceanic in junior
Played in 2010s/played for Kyle Dubas: He scored four goals in his NHL debut
40+ assists single season/Hurricanes: There are two NHL players who share this name
Penguins/Hurricanes: He’s the third-youngest of four brothers who played in the NHL
Played in 2010s/Hurricanes: He won a Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe
40+ assists single season/Played in 1990s: He played for the Oilers and Kings among other teams
Penguins/played in 1990s: He made a comeback after a Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis
Played in 2010s/Played in 1990s: He currently owns a professional team in Czechia
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
40+ assists single season/played for Kyle Dubas: Mitch Marner
Penguins/played for Kyle Dubas: Sidney Crosby
Played in 2010s/played for Kyle Dubas: Auston Matthews
40+ assists single season/Hurricanes: Sebastian Aho
Penguins/Hurricanes: Jordan Staal
Played in 2010s/Hurricanes: Cam Ward
40+ assists single season/Played in 1990s: Wayne Gretzky
Penguins/played in 1990s: Mario Lemieux
Played in 2010s/Played in 1990s: Jaromir Jagr

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