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NHL Hockey Team Names by Clue

All the answers are NHL team names. Based on the selected clue, guess the team name.
Each team is used once
Quiz idea: chempstead98
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Last updated: July 8, 2021
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First submittedOctober 11, 2013
Times taken63,485
Average score65.6%
Rating4.31
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Clue
Team Name
Antarctic birds
Penguins
Jaws!
Sharks
Mallards
Ducks
Lucifers
Devils
Male monarchs
Kings
French speakers north of the border
Canadiens
Roman leaders
Senators
Constellation components
Stars
Cascade of snow
Avalanche
Ebony birds of prey
Blackhawks
Bears
Bruins
Infernos
Flames
Typhoons
Hurricanes
Azure coats
Blue Jackets
Scarlet airfoils
Red Wings
Giant squid
Kraken
Clue
Team Name
Petroleum workers
Oilers
Black power
Panthers
Untamed
Wild
Prey hunters
Predators
Peninsula one-uppers
Islanders
Park patrollers
Rangers
Pilots
Flyers
Swords
Sabres
Howlers at the moon
Coyotes
Azures
Blues
Zeus's anger
Lightning
Wearers of shiny armor
Golden Knights
Canadian flags
Maple Leafs
Slang for Canadians
Canucks
Seats of government
Capitals
Hot tub water sprayers
Jets
58 Comments
+17
Level 83
Sep 5, 2014
Haha, laughed at "hot tub water sprayers".
+1
Level 56
Sep 19, 2015
Yes, such a good one!
+3
Level 61
Apr 9, 2017
I laughed at the black power clue
+6
Level 61
Nov 11, 2016
"black power" lmfao
+2
Level 44
Nov 24, 2016
that one cracked me up
+11
Level 84
Nov 28, 2016
I read it as black powder
+6
Level 85
Nov 27, 2016
I don't get why Islanders are "Peninsula one-uppers". Do people consider islands superior to peninsulas?
+24
Level 66
Nov 27, 2016
Well, yeah. Duh.
+2
Level 62
Nov 3, 2017
lol
+2
Level 46
Nov 4, 2021
islanders fan, can confirm
+2
Level 61
Jan 18, 2022
Not in Michigan we don't. I'm offended!
+1
Level 61
Jan 18, 2022
I'm not really offended.
+1
Level 52
Aug 18, 2022
Obviously they're superior, they aren't attached to the mainland.
+4
Level 95
Nov 27, 2016
looks like you need to add one for the Golden Knights... what a terrible name
+1
Level 34
Nov 28, 2016
You're worried about the name?
+9
Level 55
Aug 22, 2018
lmfao you thought they were gonna suck
+2
Level 78
Mar 18, 2022
Agreed. It's a terrible name. Whether they are good or not is irrelevant. Adding a color modifier to an already perfectly normal team name makes it sound like a college team. Knights is good enough...in fact, Vegas Knights is an awesome name with a double meaning. Sticking "Golden" on there is just dumb.
+1
Level 56
Oct 17, 2023
you took the words right out of my mouth
+1
Level 55
May 30, 2024
With that logic "Red" Wings and "Blue" Jackets is stupid too, right?
+3
Level 64
Nov 27, 2016
So I was confused about the "Pilots" one because jets wasn't the answer and in the last ten seconds I'm like, "What are they, Flyers? OH MY GOD"
+2
Level 59
Jun 29, 2021
I did the same thing. And I'm from Philly. And a big hockey fan.
+1
Level 68
Jan 4, 2022
I did the same. I'll be honest, if I asked someone what job they did, and they said they were an "aeroplane flyer", I'd never get on their plane.
+5
Level 78
Jan 18, 2022
But it’d be more concerning if they said they were a jet!
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Level 78
Mar 18, 2022
Well you know what they say...when you're a jet you're a jet from your first cigarette to your last dyin' day.
+5
Level 76
Nov 27, 2016
I managed to get 19/30 despite knowing nothing about hockey and not being able to name a single hockey team. Think this is the best I've ever done on a sports quiz by far haha.
+1
Level 55
Nov 29, 2016
Same! If all sports quizzes were like this, I might actually be able to get some points from them once in a while!
+1
Level 85
Nov 27, 2016
Coyotes don't howl at the moon: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2426745
+13
Level 75
Nov 3, 2017
No, they don't, but I still got the answer. We were sitting around a bonfire on Halloween and we heard coyotes coming toward us. My cats were getting really nervous, so as a joke I threw back my head and gave a long howl. The pack immediately turned and ran the other way and we never heard them again the rest of the evening. So, coyotes don't howl at the moon, but humans can howl at coyotes.
+1
Level 34
Nov 30, 2016
Great quiz. The clues were amusing.
+3
Level 58
Jan 1, 2017
I know nothing about hockey and kept throwing basketball teams in (Timberwolves, Grizzlies---I know nothing about basketball, either). Still got 21, tho.
+1
Level 69
Sep 23, 2017
Cute! As a hockey fan, I loved it :-)
+5
Level 77
Nov 3, 2017
I forgot the Flyers. I am a Flyers fan
+1
Level 59
Nov 3, 2017
Why isn't sabers allowed for Swords? Sabres is the team name, but Saber is proper spelling for the clue
+1
Level ∞
Nov 3, 2017
Fixed
+4
Level 65
Nov 3, 2017
I'm British and I have seen one NHL game in London about 10 years ago! Scored 15, didn't think that was too bad.....
+1
Level 77
Nov 3, 2017
Please accept "knights," or add something about "golden" to the clue.
+2
Level 83
Jul 10, 2021
There's *shiny* already
+1
Level 82
Nov 21, 2017
The ones I missed didn't exist in 1991, the last time I went to a hockey game.
+3
Level 7
Jan 30, 2018
can you accept leafs for maple leafs please?
+1
Level 75
Jul 14, 2020
I always wondered why are they the maple leafs and not the maple leaves? :)
+1
Level 52
Aug 18, 2022
Proper noun regiment in wwi
+1
Level 14
Jan 25, 2019
try my quiz. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/318093/hard-nhl-quiz
+5
Level 60
Jul 14, 2020
"Black power" really isn't a good clue, since the logo never had a black panther in it. It' was always a regular tan one (that looks more like a cougar, to be honest). I think the fact that it is the least guessed answer havevsomething to do with it.
+3
Level 62
Jul 14, 2020
Or the fact that nobody cares about the Panthers, and they have about 7 fans.
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Level 78
Jan 18, 2022
I like the Panthers…
+5
Level 84
Jan 18, 2022
8 fans
+2
Level 75
Jul 14, 2020
Maybe the reason it looks like a cougar is because panther is another name for cougar. Wildcat, mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther - all the same critter that goes by different names in different regions.
+1
Level 76
Jul 14, 2020
panthers are black-coated big cats. Usually jaguars or leopards. The clue is great.
+2
Level 83
Jul 10, 2021
No, you're talking about "black panther". Just panther can mean many things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther The clue is fine though, it's a clue, not a definition.
+1
Level 74
Dec 13, 2021
@tshalla you're incorrect
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Level 85
Jul 9, 2021
I think the fact that the Black Panthers (the political group), which the clue alludes to, dissolved almost 40 years ago may have a lot to do with it. I think most folks nowadays think of big cats rather than political activists when they hear the term "Black Panthers" - younger folks at least.
+1
Level 82
Jan 18, 2022
Yeah, I didn't make the connection at all. I only got it because (it was the last one and) I had to spend an extra minute mentally going through all the NHL teams in my head, trying to figure out which one was missing. When I finally realized it was the Panthers, I stared at it for another minute trying to figure out how the clue related before finally going, "Ohhhhhhhh.... ok. I guess so."

(And I'm, like, 43. So not exactly a spring chicken myself. It's not like I don't know what the Black Panthers were; rather just that it's not the first connection my neurons make.)

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Level 74
Jul 14, 2020
If you liked this quiz, check out my NHL Teams by Emoji quiz for something similar. There are also versions for the NFL,

NBA, and MLB.

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Level 74
Sep 10, 2021
"Golden Knights" has gotta be the worst name for a sports team that has ever existed, with the possible exception of the Henderson Silver Knights. Which is the same people's fault.
+1
Level 84
Jan 18, 2022
I dunno. Horned Frogs, Chanticleers and Banana Slugs might be up there.
+1
Level 67
Jan 18, 2022
I don't understand why teams pick names with two words. Everyone just shortens it to the second word. Pretty much since their inception, they've been called "the Knights," which is a perfectly fine name. Props to the Devil Rays for realizing this themselves and just dropping "Devil" from the name. Mighty Ducks dropped the "Mighty" too. Even the Maple Leafs, which are named after their national symbol, are usually just called "the Leafs." I can understand older teams who are stuck with their names, but for a brand new team to do it just seems dumb.
+1
Level 78
Dec 21, 2021
Fantastic. I especially loved the peninsula one-uppers. My only suggestion would be to not repeat azure.
+2
Level 52
Aug 18, 2022
Wth is black power? Have to accept leafs and Habs!