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Gritty turns up on 'Jeopardy!' as answer to a clue

Contestant nails it, identifies Flyers mascot for $400 on show

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

What is Gritty?

No, we're not asking. We know he is the lovable orange furball mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers of course.

That was the answer, sorry, the question, to a clue on the long-running gameshow "Jeopardy!" on Monday.

Tweet from @Jeopardy: It you, @GrittyNHL. pic.twitter.com/9Y73hzEsl5

When host Alex Trebek, a longtime Montreal Canadiens fan, introduced the $400 clue under the title "Recent Events" that's when a picture of Gritty was revealed.

Unlike some memorable hockey-related flubs of the past on the show, this contestant was right on it, answering correctly.

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