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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 4th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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. Today’s grid was designed by writer and author of Hockey 365, Mike Commito.
Maple Leafs/Canadiens: Player spent all but 24 games of his career with the Montreal Canadiens
Bruins/Canadiens: Player is a journeyman goaltender who started his career in Montreal
Canadiens/365+ assists career: Player is top-3 in scoring all time by Finnish players 
Maple Leafs/Kings: Player was Drew Doughty’s defensive partner on the Kings’ 2014 Cup run
Bruins/Kings: Player was a longtime Bruin who just re-signed back in Boston
Kings/365+ assists career: Player is the best Slovenian NHLer of all time
Maple Leafs/365+ goals career: Player also spent time with the Quebec Nordiques and Vancouver Canucks
Bruins/365+ goals career: Player recently retired after 19 years with the Bruins
365+ goals career/365+ assists career: Player is nicknamed “The Great One”
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/Canadiens: Tomas Plekanec
Bruins/Canadiens: Jaroslav Halak
Canadiens/365+ assists career: Saku Koivu
Maple Leafs/Kings: Jake Muzzin
Bruins/Kings: Milan Lucic
Kings/365+ assists career: Anze Kopitar
Maple Leafs/365+ goals career: Mats Sundin
Bruins/365+ goals career: Patrice Bergeron
365+ goals career/365+ assists career: Wayne Gretzky

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