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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: September 11th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
9 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.
Oilers/Blackhawks: Player is a two-time Norris Trophy winner
Flames/Blackhawks: Player was originally a first overall pick of the Buffalo Sabres
Sabres/Blackhawks: Player has the highest career save percentage of any goaltender ever
Oilers/Canucks: Player won a Cup with the Oilers but not the Canucks
Flames/Canucks: Player is a goaltender who also played for the Florida Panthers
Sabres/Canucks: Player is a goaltender who has more wins than any other American
Oilers 50+ points in a season: Player led the NHL in scoring in 2022-23
Flames 50+ points in a season: Player is the franchise leader in scoring
Sabres 50+ points in the season: Player is 6-foot-7
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Oilers/Blackhawks: Duncan Keith
Flames/Blackhawks: Nikita Zadorov
Sabres/Blackhawks: Dominik Hasek
Oilers/Canucks: Mark Messier
Flames/Canucks: Jacob Markstrom
Sabres/Canucks: Ryan Miller
Oilers 50+ points in a season: Connor McDavid
Flames 50+ points in a season: Jarome Iginla
Sabres 50+ points in the season: Tage Thompson

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