Did You Miss Me? Daniel Sprong Scores Against San Jose Sharks After Missing Last Three Games As A Healthy Scratch

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With the Washington Capitals mired in a struggle to put a consistent number of wins on the board over their last several games, Head Coach Peter Laviolette has juggled individual players in and out of the lineup, among those forward Daniel Sprong. After being a healthy scratch for the past three games, the 24-year old wasted no time during the Caps’ home tilt against the San Jose Sharks.

With the Capitals down 2-0, Sprong fired the puck past Sharks goaltender James Reimer for his seventh goal of the 2021-22 season, and first since being a healthy scratch for the past three games.

The goal marked Sprong’s first tally since January 7, 2022 against the St. Louis Blues.

The goal was assisted by Nicklas Backstrom, who moved to within four helpers of passing Rod Brind’Amour for 48th all-time in NHL history, and within 11 of reaching the 1,000th point milestone.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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