NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 1st, 2023

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Alex Hobson
8 months ago
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.
Panthers/Senators: Player is primarily known for his time as a Philadelpia Flyer
Coyotes/Senators: Player was acquired at the 2023 trade deadline by Ottawa
Senators/50+ points single season: Player is infamously known among Leafs fans for a dirty hit on Darcy Tucker
Panthers/Jets: Player is one of the highest-scoring Finnish players of all-time
Coyotes/Jets: Player had a stop with the New York Islanders in between these two teams
Jets/50+ points single season: Player recently signed with the New York Rangers
Panthers/Capitals: Player is known as one of the best players of all time, having played for multiple teams
Coyotes/Capitals: Player won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche
Capitals/50+ points single season: Player is one of the greatest goal scorers of the generation
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Feb 18, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; The referees and lineman confer and award an empty net goal to Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Eric Robinson (not pictured) against the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Panthers/Senators: Claude Giroux
Coyotes/Senators: Jakob Chychrun
Senators/50+ points single season: Daniel Alfredsson
Panthers/Jets: Olli Jokinen
Coyotes/Jets: Andrew Ladd
Jets/50+ points single season: Blake Wheeler
Panthers/Capitals: Jaromir Jagr
Coyotes/Capitals: Darcy Kuemper
Capitals/50+ points single season: Alex Ovechkin

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