Sprong collected an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1.
Sprong helped out on Tom Wilson's tally in the first period. Their line with T.J. Oshie accounted for two goals and five points in the contest. Sprong was solid to end the season with six goals in his last eight games, although that's an unsustainable scoring pace for the 24-year-old winger. He posted 20 points, 74 shots on net and a plus-7 rating in 42 regular-season appearances.
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 top 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.
Sprong scored a goal on three shots and dished out a pair of hits Thursday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Sprong picked up his fourth goal in the last three games when he parked himself in front and deflected a Justin Schultz shot to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead late in the second period. The 24-year-old has accounted for 11 goals and 18 points in 37 games this season and might be worth streaming in the fantasy playoffs while he's carrying a hot stick.
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.
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.
Sprong scored a goal on two shots in a 6-0 victory over Buffalo on Monday.
Sprong beat Carter Hutton on a second-period breakaway to give the Capitals a 4-0 lead with less than five minutes left in the frame. It was Sprong's second straight game with a goal and extended his point streak to four games (three goals, one assist).
Sprong tallied an assist while recording a plus-3 rating during Thursday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Sprong has two goals and three points in his last five games and is stepping up to fill the void left by the absence of Tom Wilson (suspension). The 23-year-old winger is likely bound for a reserve role once Washington has its full accompaniment of wingers again, but he's certainly been an impactful depth player with four goals and six points in 15 games despite averaging just 9:51 of ice time per contest.
Sprong registered a goal while logging 10:07 of ice time during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Sprong was given a sweater for the first time since Feb. 7 after Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) was scratched just before puck drop. With three goals and four points in 11 games -- despite averaging a modest 9:06 of ice time -- the 23-year-old winger is proving to be a valuable depth addition for the Capitals but is less attractive as a fantasy option due to the lack of consistent playing time.
Sprong scored a goal on his lone shot and produced two hits in Monday's 5-3 loss to Boston.
Sprong gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead in the first period, weaving through a pair of Boston defenders before beating Jaroslav Halak from the right faceoff circle. It was the second goal in the past four games for the 23-year-old, who made the most of his 5:14 of ice time.
Sprong skated alongside Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetsov on the second line during Tuesday's morning skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sprong managed just 8:01 of ice time in his debut with the Capitals on Sunday, so it's not clear if the 23-year-old winger has impressed his coaching staff enough to get a long look in the top six or if they're merely looking to jump-start a lagging offense. At any rate, the 46th overall pick from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft could be a bargain option for those in daily formats in the short term.
Sprong skated alongside Lars Eller and Richard Panik on the third line during Saturday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Sprong replaced Connor Sheary on the third unit as head coach Peter Laviolette continues to sort out lineups in advance of Jan. 14's opener against the Sabres. With just two points in eight games with the Ducks during the 2019-20 season, Sprong is expected to serve as a depth option and the lack of reliable playing time limits any fantasy upside for the time being.
Sprong signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract extension with the Capitals on Friday.
Sprong only appeared in eight NHL contests with the Ducks this season, notching two points over that span. He'll likely be a rotational, bottom-six option for the Capitals in 2020-21, which means he won't have any value from a fantasy standpoint.
Sprong will participate in the Phase 3 training camp starting on Monday.
Sprong was acquired at the trade deadline from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Christian Djoos and posted a goal and six points in five games with AHL Hershey before its 2019-20 season ended. The 23-year-old winger is expected to be a depth option for the duration of Washington's postseason run.
The Capitals acquired Daniel Sprong from the Ducks for Christian Djoos on Monday.
The 22-year-old Sprong showed flashes at the NHL level when he produced 14 goals over 47 games with the Ducks last year, but he's spent a bulk of his time with AHL San Diego this season, generating 27 points over 39 games. Sprong is expected to report to AHL Hershey.
Anaheim reassigned Sprong to AHL San Diego on Friday.
Kiefer Sherwood was promoted in a related move, so Sprong will remain in the minors for the foreseeable future. The 22-year-old winger has picked up two points in eight appearances with the big club this campaign.
The Ducks recalled Sprong from AHL San Diego on Monday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Sprong has bounced between the AHL and NHL several times since December, so it's unclear how long this stint with the big club could last. In eight NHL appearances this season, he's tallied two points and 17 shots.
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|05/11||vs BOS||W 2-1||0||0||0||-1||11:26|
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|05/03||@ NYR||W 6-3||1||0||1||0||17:25|
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