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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: November 14th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
3 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. 
Avalanche/Blackhawks: He’s a former top-3 first round pick
Blue Jackets/Blackhawks: He was a top-5 pick in the 2013 draft class
Ducks/Blackhawks: He lost three Stanley Cup Finals in a row on three different teams (and for neither of these two teams)
Avalanche/Kings: He’s currently the general manager of a Pacific Division team
Blue Jackets/Kings: He spent many years alongside Mike Richards on the Philadelphia Flyers
Ducks/Kings: He won a Stanley Cup with both of these teams
Avalanche/50+ penalty minutes single season: He was the single biggest enemy of the Detroit Red Wings 
Blue Jackets/50+ PIMS single season: He was drafted first overall by the franchise
Ducks/50+ PIMS single season: He (ironically) works in NHL player safety
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Avalanche/Blackhawks: Jack Johnson
Blue Jackets/Blackhawks: Seth Jones
Ducks/Blackhawks: Corey Perry
Avalanche/Kings: Rob Blake
Blue Jackets/Kings: Jeff Carter
Ducks/Kings: Dustin Penner
Avalanche/50+ penalty minutes single season: Claude Lemieux
Blue Jackets/50+ PIMS single season: Rick Nash
Ducks/50+ PIMS single season: George Parros

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