NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: October 5th, 2023

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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.
Lightning/Hurricanes: Player was one of the best shootout specialists in the league while playing
Rangers/Hurricanes: Player hosted a podcast called “Watch Your Tone”
Devils/Hurricanes: Player was a first round pick of the Boston Bruins
Rangers/Blackhawks: Player is a three-time Cup winner and former first overall pick
Devils/Blackhawks: Player won two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks
Lightning/.910+ save percentage single season: Player is the Lightning’s current goaltender
Rangers/.910+ save percentage single season: Player was a “King” of a goaltender
Devils/.910+ save percentage single season: Player was one of the best goaltenders of his era
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Lightning/Hurricanes: Jussi Jokinen
Rangers/Hurricanes: Tony DeAngelo
Devils/Hurricanes: Dougie Hamilton
Lightning/Blackhawks: Brandon Hagel
Rangers/Blackhawks: Patrick Kane
Devils/Blackhawks: Johnny Oduya
Lightning/.910+ save percentage single season: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Rangers/.910+ save percentage single season: Henrik Lundqvist
Devils/.910+ save percentage single season: Martin Brodeur