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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 24th, 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
Maple Leafs/Avalanche: He’s the first Muslim player to ever win a Stanley Cup
Capitals/Avalanche: He was the starting goaltender on the Cup-winning Avalanche team in 2021-22
Senators/Avalanche: He was drafted third overall by the Avalanche
Maple Leafs/Canucks: He was originally a first overall pick by the Quebec Nordiques
Capitals/Canucks: He won a Cup with the Capitals in 2017-18
Senators/Canucks: He spent 12 seasons with the Canucks between 2005 and 2016
Maple Leafs/Lightning: He was originally a top-three pick of the Atlanta Thrashers
Capitals/Lightning: He won the Vezina Trophy in 2000
Senators/Lightning: He’s won two gold medals representing Canada, one at the World Juniors and one at the World Championships
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Maple Leafs/Avalanche: Nazem Kadri
Capitals/Avalanche: Darcy Kuemper
Senators/Avalanche: Matt Duchene
Maple Leafs/Canucks: Mats Sundin
Capitals/Canucks: Braden Holtby
Senators/Canucks: Alex Burrows
Maple Leafs/Lightning: Zach Bogosian
Capitals/Lightning: Olaf Kolzig
Senators/Lightning: Nick Paul

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