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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: September 30th, 2023

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Photo credit:© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Hobson
8 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.
Flyers/Maple Leafs: Player was a two-time 30-goal scorer with the Maple Leafs
Sharks/Maple Leafs: Player is a former first overall pick of the Boston Bruins
Sabres/Maple Leafs: Player was acquired by the Maple Leafs at the 2023 trade deadline
Flyers/Kings: Player had a stop with the Columbus Blue Jackets between these two teams
Sharks/Kings: Player is currently under contract with the Maple Leafs
Sabres/Kings: Player is a defenceman who was born in Brazil
Flyers/5+ goals single playoffs: Player’s name was forgotten while being drafted by the Flyers
Sharks/5+ goals single playoffs: Player currently plays for the Dallas Stars
Sabres/5+ goals single playoffs: Player was the subject of one of Rick Jeanneret’s greatest calls of all time
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of referees. Don’t scroll if you don’t want spoilers!
Flyers/Maple Leafs: James van Riemsdyk
Sharks/Maple Leafs: Joe Thornton
Sabres/Maple Leafs: Ryan O’Reilly
Flyers/Kings: Jeff Carter
Sharks/Kings: Martin Jones
Sabres/Kings: Robyn Regehr
Flyers/5+ goals single playoffs: Claude Giroux
Sharks/5+ goals single playoffs: Joe Pavelski
Sabres/5+ goals single playoffs: Pat LaFontaine

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