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Capitals’ Sprong has goal, assist in 4-1 win over Devils


AP Sports Writer

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Sprong set up the first goal and scored on a second-period breakaway to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Anthony Mantha, Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored as the Capitals (3-0-1) handed New Jersey (2-1) its first loss of the season. Alex Ovechkin had his three-game goal streak snapped, but had two assists. Vitek Vanecek had 25 saves for Washington, losing his shutout on a power-play goal by Janne Kuokkanen with 6:42 to play. Scott Wedgewood made 23 saves for New Jersey.

Associated Press

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