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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 19th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
7 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
Canucks/Devils: He was traded 1-for-1 for the pick that turned into Bo Horvat
Coyotes/Devils: He is a former first overall pick
Devils/20+ goals single season: He is one of the highest-scoring Czech-born players of all time
Canucks/Lightning: He recorded a career-high 99 points in 2021-22
Coyotes/Lightning: He led the 2004 NHL playoffs in wins (16) and shutouts (5)
Lightning/20+ goals single season: He scored 60 goals in 2011-12
Canucks/50+ assists single season: He is a twin, you can pick either one
Coyotes/50+ assists single season: He spent his entire playing career with the Coyotes
20+ goals/50+ assists single season: He’s currently the best player in the NHL, but the options are endless
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Canucks/Devils: Cory Schneider
Coyotes/Devils: Taylor Hall
Devils/20+ goals single season: Patrik Elias
Canucks/Lightning: J.T. Miller
Coyotes/Lightning: Nikolai Khabibulin
Lightning/20+ goals single season: Steven Stamkos
Canucks/50+ assists single season: Henrik/Daniel Sedin
Coyotes/50+ assists single season: Shane Doan
20+ goals/50+ assists single season: Connor McDavid

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