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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: July 16, 2023

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Alex Hobson
9 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/Rangers: Player was traded to the Maple Leafs at the 2003-04 trade deadline before the lockout
Bruins/Rangers: Player is best known for his years with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Canadiens/Rangers: Player won the Calder Memorial trophy and the Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2000
Maple Leafs/Blackhawks: Player is a goaltender with 484 career wins
Bruins/Blackhawks: Player is widely regarded as one of the greatest defencemen in NHL history.
Canadiens/Blackhawks: Player was a third overall pick of the Blackhawks
Maple Leafs/Red Wings: Player is a goaltender who shares a nickname with a killer dog
Bruins/Red Wings: Player recently signed a one-year contract with the Maple Leafs
Canadiens/Red Wings: Player spent 26 seasons in the NHL and retired at the age of 48.
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/Rangers: Brian Leetch
Bruins/Rangers: Rick Nash
Canadiens/Rangers: Scott Gomez
Maple Leafs/Blackhawks: Ed Belfour
Bruins/Blackhawks: Bobby Orr
Canadiens/Blackhawks: Kirby Dach
Maple Leafs/Red Wings: Curtis Joseph
Bruins/Red Wings: Tyler Bertuzzi
Canadiens/Red Wings: Chris Chelios

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