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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: September 14th, 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.
Penguins/Canucks: Player was the victim of the hit that sparked the Todd Bertuzzi/Steve Moore incident
Canadiens/Canucks: Player started his career with the Los Angeles Kings in 2013
Canucks 30+ goals single season: Player was the second overall pick of the 1999 NHL Draft
Penguins/Maple Leafs: Player was part of the return that sent Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh
Canadiens/Maple Leafs: Player spent all but 17 of his 1001 career games with the Canadiens
Maple Leafs 30+ goals single season: Player just signed a four-year contract extension
Penguins/played with Mark Recchi: Player is arguably the greatest forward of all time
Canadiens/played with Mark Recchi: Player’s brother had a lengthy career with the Minnesota Wild
30+ goals single season/played with Recchi: Player plays for the team he owns in Czechia
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Penguins/Canucks: Markus Naslund
Canadiens/Canucks: Tyler Toffoli
Canucks 30+ goals single season: Daniel Sedin
Penguins/Maple Leafs: Kasperi Kapanen
Canadiens/Maple Leafs: Tomas Plekanec
Maple Leafs 30+ goals single season: Auston Matthews
Penguins/played with Mark Recchi: Mario Lemieux
Canadiens/played with Mark Recchi: Saku Koivu
30+ goals single season/played with Recchi: Jaromir Jagr

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