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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: November 15th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Hobson
7 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. Today’s Doku puzzle was designed by none other than Canucks Army head honcho David Quadrelli. You can play the game for yourself here
Canucks/Maple Leafs: He scored the shootout winner in his return to Toronto
Flames/Maple Leafs: He was traded by Toronto for Tyson Barrie and Alex Kerfoot
Maple Leafs/goalie: He once let in a goal on a shot taken 197 feet away from his net
Canucks/Oilers: He won a Cup with the Oilers and the New York Rangers
Flames/Oilers: He’s best known for his time as a Boston Bruin
Oilers/goalie: He took more abuse from the Edmonton media than any goaltender in recent memory
Canucks/undrafted: He’s also a dedicated ball hockey player in addition to ice hockey
Flames/undrafted: He broke onto the scene as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Goalie/undrafted: He’s best known for his career as a zamboni driver
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Canucks/Maple Leafs: Mats Sundin
Flames/Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri
Maple Leafs/goalie: Vesa Toskala
Canucks/Oilers: Mark Messier
Flames/Oilers: Milan Lucic
Oilers/goalie: Mikko Koskinen
Canucks/undrafted: Alex Burrows
Flames/undrafted: Martin St. Louis
Goalie/undrafted: David Ayres

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