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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: September 15th, 2023

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Alex Hobson
7 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.
Blue Jackets/Jets: Player was drafted second overall by Winnipeg
Devils/Jets: Player never actually appeared in any games for the Jets – only the Atlanta Thrashers
Hurricanes/Jets: Player’s father is one of the great Slovak players of all time
Blue Jackets/Capitals: Player is top-3 in all-time NHL scoring for Russian players
Devils/Capitals: Player had a traveling team of fans that followed him to games sporting his many jerseys
Hurricanes/Capitals: Player carries the nickname “Mr. Game 7”
Blue Jackets 90+ save percentage season: Player started his career with the Philadelphia Flyers
Devils 90+ save percentage season: Player spent his entire career as a Devil with exception to his final year as a Blue
Hurricanes 90+ save percentage season: Player won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2006
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Blue Jackets/Jets: Patrik Laine
Devils/Jets: Ilya Kovalchuk
Hurricanes/Jets: Paul Stastny
Blue Jackets/Capitals: Sergei Fedorov
Devils/Capitals: Jaromir Jagr
Hurricanes/Capitals: Justin Williams
Blue Jackets 90+ save percentage season: Sergei Bobrovsky
Devils 90+ save percentage season: Martin Brodeur
Hurricanes 90+ save percentage season: Cam Ward

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