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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: July 18, 2023

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Alex Hobson
10 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.
Sabres/Senators: Player is a goaltender who retired following the 2022-23 season after a 20-year career
Capitals/Senators: Player was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012 and just signed with the Edmonton Oilers
Kings/Senators: Player is married to Elisha Cuthbert
Sabres/Lightning: Player was a third overall pick of the Atlanta Thrashers
Capitals/Lightning: Player just went to the Stanley Cup Final as a member of the Florida Panthers
Kings/Lightning: Player was a first overall pick of the Lightning
Sabres 100+ points single season: Player only played for teams in the state of New York 
Capitals 100+ points single season: Player is regarded as the best goal scorer of the 2000s/2010
Kings 100+ points single season: Player is arguably the best NHL player of all time.
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of a referee. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Sabres/Senators: Craig Anderson
Capitals/Senators: Connor Brown
Kings/Senators: Dion Phaneuf
Sabres/Lightning: Zach Bogosian
Capitals/Lightning: Radko Gudas
Kings/Lightning: Vincent Lecavalier
Sabres 100+ points single season: Pat LaFontaine
Capitals 100+ points single season: Alex Ovechkin
Kings 100+ points single season: Wayne Gretzky

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