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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 17th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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. (note: GAA = goals-against average)
Hurricanes/Senators: He’s also played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, and Arizona Coyotes 
Oilers/Senators: He was drafted 15th overall in 2012
Predators/Senators: He is a former top-three draft pick
Hurricanes/Kings: He was known for his clutch performances in important games
Oilers/Kings: He’s a former great and currently an analyst on TNT
Predators/Kings: He was a two-time 30-goal scorer with the Predators
Hurricanes/GAA under 3.00 single season: He won a Cup and a Conn Smythe with the Hurricanes
Oilers/GAA <3.00: He is a two-time all-star
Predators/GAA <3.00: He is a four-time all-star and a Vezina winner
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Hurricanes/Senators: Ryan Dzingel
Oilers/Senators: Cody Ceci
Predators/Senators: Matt Duchene
Hurricanes/Kings: Justin Williams
Oilers/Kings: Wayne Gretzky
Predators/Kings: Viktor Arvidsson
Hurricanes/GAA under 3.00 single season: Cam Ward
Oilers/GAA <3.00: Mike Smith
Predators/GAA <3.00: Pekka Rinne

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