NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 20th, 2023
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By Alex Hobson1 month 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.
Blackhawks/Jets: He’s played as both a forward and a defenceman
Blue Jackets/Jets: He was traded one-for-one for the guy who went directly after him in the 2016 draft
Jets/goaltender: He won the Vezina trophy in 2020
Blackhawks/Islanders: He currently plays for the St. Louis Blues
Blue Jackets/Islanders: His son currently plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets
Islanders/goaltender: He was drafted first overall and his career was derailed by injuries
Blackhawks/drafted 1st round: He was the first overall pick of the 2007 draft
Blue Jackets/drafted 1st round: He spent most of his career as a Blue Jacket with brief stints with the Rangers and Bruins near the end of his career
Goalie/drafted 1st round: He headlined the notoriously stacked 2003 draft class
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Blackhawks/Jets: Dustin Byfuglien
Blue Jackets/Jets: Patrik Laine
Jets/goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck
Blackhawks/Islanders: Nick Leddy
Blue Jackets/Islanders: Mike Sillinger
Islanders/goaltender: Rick DiPietro
Blackhawks/drafted 1st round: Patrick Kane
Blue Jackets/drafted 1st round: Rick Nash
Goalie/drafted 1st round: Marc-Andre Fleury
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