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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: September 22nd, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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.
Blues/Red Wings: Player’s father was nicknamed “The Golden Jet”
Sabres/Red Wings: Player is the NHL’s all-time save percentage leader
Flyers/Red Wings: Player is a Finnish forward who also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders
Blues/Rangers: Player’s storied career is remembered mostly for his time with the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings
Sabres/Rangers: Player had a career high of 53 goals and 148 points with the Sabres in 1992-93
Flyers/Rangers: Player’s promising career was cut short due to multiple concussions
Blues/played for team Sweden: Player was acquired from Toronto in exchange for Lee Stempniak
Sabres/played for team Sweden: Player is a former first-overall pick
Flyers/played for team Sweden: Player is better known for his years with the Colorado Avalanche
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Blues/Red Wings: Brett Hull
Sabres/Red Wings: Dominik Hasek
Flyers/Red Wings: Valtteri Filppula
Blues/Rangers: Wayne Gretzky
Sabres/Rangers: Pat LaFontaine
Flyers/Rangers: Eric Lindros
Blues/played for team Sweden: Alexander Steen
Sabres/played for team Sweden: Rasmus Dahlin
Flyers/played for team Sweden: Peter Forsberg

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