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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 11th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Hobson
1 month 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. 
Capitals/Islanders: Player is best known for his years with the Boston Bruins
Stars/Islanders: Player is an American who won two Stanley Cups with two different teams
Jets/Islanders: Player was drafted fourth overall in 2004
Capitals/Oilers: Player is one of two Finnish forwards who rode shotgun with Wayne Gretzky
Stars/Oilers: Player scored the game-tying goal in the game where Patrik Stefan missed a wide open net
Jets/Oilers: Player is a current Oilers forward
Capitals/3+ shutouts single season: Player also appeared in games for the Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars
Stars/3+ shutouts single season: Player was a three-time all-star between 2000-2010
Jets/3+ shutouts single season: Player is a Vezina winner within the last decade
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Capitals/Islanders: Zdeno Chara
Stars/Islanders: Bill Guerin
Jets/Islanders: Andrew Ladd
Capitals/Oilers: Esa Tikkanen
Stars/Oilers: Ales Hemsky
Jets/Oilers: Evander Kane
Capitals/3+ shutouts single season: Braden Holtby
Stars/3+ shutouts single season: Marty Turco
Jets/3+ shutouts single season: Connor Hellebuyck

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