The Washington Capitals have been a team that has had plenty of offensive depth over the years. This past season was no different. That depth was maybe even deeper when you consider early in the 2020 off-season they signed forward Daniel Sprong to a two year contract after acquiring him in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks near the 2020 trade deadline.
Sprong (illness) will return to the lineup for Friday's game versus Philadelphia, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. Sprong was on fire prior to missing Wednesday's win over the Rangers with an illness, racking up five goals through his last five games. He's expected to return to a prominent role Friday, skating on the Capitals' first line and second power-play unit against the Flyers.
Sprong (illness) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers. The team announced that the illness is not COVID-19-related, and that Sprong is listed as day-to-day. The 24-year-old has had a strong season, racking up 12 goals and 19 points across 39 games to this point. With Sprong sidelined, look for Daniel Carr to replace him in the lineup Thursday.
It’s safe to say that around here we’re pretty big Daniel Sprong fans. And in his limited time with the Caps, plenty of fans have jumped on board the “don’t sit Daniel Sprong” bandwagon, with more doing so over the past week and as the Caps head toward the playoffs.
Sprong scored the game's only goal and added two PIM with two hits in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Islanders. Sprong walked out from the corner and sniped a top-corner shot past New York netminder Ilya Sorokin to open the scoring just 1:29 into the game. It was the third goal in the last two games for Sprong, who has scored 10 times in just 36 games in his first season as a Capital. It took him 63 games to score a career-high 14 goals in 2018-19 with Pittsburgh and Anaheim.
EditorsNote: updates Barzal assists from two to one. Daniel Sprong scored two goals to lead the visiting Washington Capitals to a 6-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday in Uniondale, N.Y. Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists for Washington (31-13-4), which is in first place in...
Daniel Sprong scored two goals to lead the visiting Washington Capitals to a 6-3 win over the New York Islanders
Sprong scored twice Saturday in a 6-3 victory over the Islanders. Sprong snapped a nine-game goal drought with the snipes, one of which stood as the winner. The winger has always had good hands, but opportunity hasn't really knocked for him. But Sprong really clicked with star Evgeny Kuznetsov on Saturday night. Keep an eye on this combination -- if the chemistry has ignited, you need to target Sprong.
Sprong tallied an assist and two shots during Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Flyers. Sprong has posted assists in consecutive games, giving him seven goals and 14 points in 31 outings. The 24-year-old is thriving with the Capitals with a career-high plus-8 rating and 16.7 shooting percentage despite averaging just 11:04 of ice time. Sprong's solid play was a contributing factor in Washington's decision to move Richard Panik at the trade deadline. As such, it's likely that Sprong has secured a regular role on the third line for the foreseeable future.
Sprong registered a goal on three shots and added an assist in an 8-4 loss to the Islanders on Thursday. Lars Eller won an offensive-zone faceoff back to Sprong late in the first period, and Sprong got a wrist shot through New York netminder Semyon Varlamov to draw Washington to within 3-2. The goal was Sprong's first since March 15, halting his seven-game dry spell. Sprong has seven goals -- halfway to his career high -- and five assists in 25 games this season.
Sprong dished out two assists in Thursday's 4-3 win over New Jersey. Sprong assisted on each of Washington's first two goals, helping Dmitry Orlov tie the game at one apiece in the first period before drawing the lone helper on Alex Ovechkin's second-period snipe. This was the first multi-point performance of the season for Sprong, who has been relegated back to the bottom six since Tom Wilson returned from his suspension last week.
Earlier in the month, the Washington Capitals were hit with adversity as Tom Wilson was serving a seven game suspension. But it was actually a blessing in disguise. Not only did the Caps win seven games in a row in Wilson’s absence, but fan favorite Daniel Sprong finally got some ice time… and he made the most of it.
When the NHL handed out a seven-game suspension to Tom Wilson, it was another blow to a team whose 2021 campaign had been pocked with personnel absences for a variety of reasons. But for Daniel Sprong, it represented a wider window of opportunity with his new club than he’d yet seen. He’s made the most of it.
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