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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: September 2nd, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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.
Rangers/Islanders: Player is a goaltender who’s played for seven different teams
Ducks/Islanders: Player began his career in 2010 with the Ducks 
Islanders 5+ teams played career: Player holds the NHL record for most times traded in a career
Rangers/Senators: Player became a superstar in the years after joining the Rangers
Ducks/Senators: Player is a former top three pick of the Ducks
Senators 5+ teams played career: Player has spent time with ten different teams in the league
Rangers 1000+ games played: Player won a Stanley Cup with the Rangers and Oilers
Ducks 1000+ games played: Player broke into the league as a superstar with the old Winnipeg Jets
1000+ games played/5+ teams played career: Player is top three in all time NHL scoring
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Rangers/Islanders: Jaroslav Halak
Ducks/Islanders: Kyle Palmieri
Islanders 5+ teams played career: Mike Sillinger
Rangers/Senators: Mika Zibanejad
Ducks/Senators: Bobby Ryan
Senators 5+ teams played career: Derick Brassard
Rangers 1000+ games played: Mark Messier
Ducks 1000+ games played: Teemu Selannne
1000+ games played/5+ teams played career: Jaromir Jagr

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