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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: July 19, 2023

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Alex Hobson
8 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.
Islanders/Ducks: Player spent six seasons with the New Jersey Devils in between playing for these two teams
Predators/Ducks: Player is a seven-time all star and had his jersey retired by the Ducks in 2018
Blues/Ducks: Player won a Norris with the Blues and a Cup with the Ducks
Islanders/Wild: Player spent seven years with the Devils before signing with the Wild in 2012
Predators/Wild: Player was signed to an identical contract by the Wild at the same time as the Islanders/Wild answer
Blues/Wild: Player is an enforcer who just signed a deal to play for his sixth team in his career
Islanders 5+ teams in career: Player is a current goaltender and veteran of 15 seasons
Predators 5+ teams in career: Player hasn’t officially retired but last played for the Blues in 2021-22
Blues 5+ teams in career: Player signed with the Detroit Red Wings in 2022 after finishing his second tenure with the Blues
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Islanders/Ducks: Kyle Palmieri
Predators/Ducks: Paul Kariya
Blues/Ducks: Chris Pronger
Islanders/Wild: Zach Parise
Predators/Wild: Ryan Suter
Blues/Wild: Ryan Reaves
Islanders 5+ teams in career: Jaroslav Halak
Predators 5+ teams in career: James Neal
Blues 5+ teams in career: David Perron

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