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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 16th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
8 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.
Panthers/Canadiens: He is a defenceman who currently plays for an Atlantic Division team (neither of these ones)
Flames/Canadiens: He won a Stanley Cup with the L.A. Kings in 2013-14
Avalanche/Canadiens: He is one of the most decorated goaltenders in NHL history
Panthers/Sabres: He was drafted second overall after Aaron Ekblad
Flames/Sabres: He is a Russian defenceman
Avalanche/Sabres: He’s one of a handful of players to make his NHL debut months after being drafted in the second round
Panthers/250+ career points: He won the Selke Trophy in 2021
Flames/250+ career points: He was originally a draft pick of the Dallas Stars
Avalanche/250+ career points: He’s one of the top-5 highest-scoring Czech players of all-time
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Panthers/Canadiens: Ben Chiarot
Flames/Canadiens: Tyler Toffoli
Avalanche/Canadiens: Patrick Roy
Panthers/Sabres: Sam Reinhart
Flames/Sabres: Nikita Zadorov
Avalanche/Sabres: Ryan O’Reilly
Panthers/250+ career points: Aleksander Barkov
Flames/250+ career points: Jarome Iginla
Avalanche/250+ career points: Milan Hejduk

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