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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 22nd, 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. 
Bruins/Rangers: He currently plays for the team he owns in the Czechia pro league
Bruins/Coyotes: He was originally a top-10 pick of the Anaheim Ducks
Bruins/Sharks: He was the first overall pick of the 1997 NHL Draft
Rangers/Flames: He’s one of the highest-scoring Finnish players of all-time
Coyotes/Flames: He was the third goaltender on Team Canada’s 2014 gold medal-winning team
Sharks/Flames: He’s one of the best goaltenders in Flames franchise history
Rangers/3+ teams played career: His promising career was derailed by concussions
Coyotes/3+ teams played career: He recently signed back with the Coyotes after being traded by the team at the 2022-23 trade deadline
Sharks/3+ teams played career: He’s a former Sharks captain
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Bruins/Rangers: Jaromir Jagr
Bruins/Coyotes: Nick Ritchie
Bruins/Sharks: Joe Thornton
Rangers/Flames: Olli Jokinen
Coyotes/Flames: Mike Smith
Sharks/Flames: Miikka Kiprusoff
Rangers/3+ teams played career: Eric Lindros
Coyotes/3+ teams played career: Nick Bjugstad
Sharks/3+ teams played career: Patrick Marleau

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