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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 12th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
9 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. 
Devils/Bruins: Player is a former first overall pick
Kraken/Bruins: Player is currently playing on a line with Connor Bedard
Bruins/30+ assists single season: Player is a six-time Selke winner
Devils/Sharks: Player was a top-10 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft
Kraken/Sharks: Player also spent time with the Colorado Avalanche
Sharks/30+ assists single season: Player last played in 2021-22 for the Florida Panthers
Devils/20+ goals single season: Player is the second highest-scoring Czech player of all time
Kraken/20+ goals single season: Player was acquired by the Maple Leafs but never played a game for them
20+ goals/30+ assists single season: Player was known for scoring way more than 20 goals a season
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Devils/Bruins: Taylor Hall
Kraken/Bruins: Ryan Donato
Bruins/30+ assists single season: Patrice Bergeron
Devils/Sharks: Timo Meier
Kraken/Sharks: Joonas Donskoi
Sharks/30+ assists single season: Joe Thornton
Devils/20+ goals single season: Patrik Elias
Kraken/20+ goals single season: Jared McCann
20+ goals/30+ assists single season: Wayne Gretzky

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