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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: November 19th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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. 
Islanders/Maple Leafs: Islanders fans don’t need him
Hurricanes/Maple Leafs: He won the Jennings Award for best goalie tandem with John Gibson
Devils/Maple Leafs: He signed a boat anchor of a contract with the Leafs in 2013
Islanders/Flames: He’s a defenceman who currently plays for an Atlantic Division team
Hurricanes/Flames: Mike Babcock wanted to draft him over Mitch Marner
Devils/Flames: He’s the highest-scoring player of all time not named Wayne Gretzky
Islanders/500+ career points: He’s a nine-time 50+ goal-scorer
Hurricanes/500+ career points: He currently coaches the team
Devils/500+ career points: His number 26 was retired by the Devils
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/Maple Leafs: John Tavares
Hurricanes/Maple Leafs: Frederik Andersen
Devils/Maple Leafs: David Clarkson
Islanders/Flames: Travis Hamonic
Hurricanes/Flames: Noah Hanifin
Devils/Flames: Jaromir Jagr
Islanders/500+ career points: Mike Bossy
Hurricanes/500+ career points: Rod Brind’Amour
Devils/500+ career points: Patrik Elias

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