NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 31st, 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.
Maple Leafs/Rangers: He was originally acquired by the Rangers to combat Tom Wilson
Capitals/Rangers: He had a travelling team of fans that followed him from game to game
Panthers/Rangers: He won the Vezina Trophy in 1986
Maple Leafs/Stars: His father was a longtime enforcer for the Maple Leafs
Capitals/Stars: He was the starting goaltender on the Capitals’ 2018 Cup run
Panthers/Stars: His father had a 17-year career with nine different teams, including the Leafs
Maple Leafs/20+ goals single season: He scored four goals in his NHL debut
Capitals/20+ goals single season: He’s arguably the greatest goal scorer of the generation
Panthers/20+ goals single season: He was drafted second overall behind Nathan Mackinnon
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/Rangers: Ryan Reaves
Capitals/Rangers: Jaromir Jagr
Panthers/Rangers: John Vanbiesbrouck
Maple Leafs/Stars: Max Domi
Capitals/Stars: Braden Holtby
Panthers/Stars: Mason Marchment
Maple Leafs/20+ goals single season: Auston Matthews
Capitals/20+ goals single season: Alex Ovechkin
Panthers/20+ goals single season: Aleksander Barkov
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