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Washington Capitals forward prospect and black ace Daniel Sprong told the media after the prospects’ 2-1 win over the veterans in Friday’s scrimmage that training camp has “been fun, like any other camp in the past.” He thinks that everyone is enjoying it.
After he scored the first goal of the scrimmage at the doorstep of the crease but that was called back due to him being offsides, Sprong thought the video replay showed it was the right call. “It is what it is,” the 23-year-old said.
Sprong told the media that “I feel good” after his first impression with the Capitals, who acquired him in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks that sent defenseman Christian Djoos to Southern California on February 24. He hoped to make a good first one.
On being a black ace for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sprong said “I’m just trying to take it day-by-day” and will be ready when called upon. The team plays an exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday afternoon (4 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN nationally) before their three-game round-robin tournament begins.
Sprong, who posted one goal, six points, and a -1 rating in five games with the AHL’s Hershey Bears after the trade, looks to travel to Toronto with the Capitals on Sunday.
By Harrison Brown