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Daniel Sprong scores on 2nd shift in Anaheim Ducks debut

Matt Rosenberg
| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Anaheim Ducks forward Daniel Sprong scores past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the first period Dec. 5, 2018, at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
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Anaheim Ducks forward Daniel Sprong scores past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the first period Dec. 5, 2018, at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

There's that scoring touch Pittsburgh Penguins fans have been waiting to see from Daniel Sprong.

It came with his new team.

The 21-year-old winger scored on the second shift of his first game with Anaheim on Wednesday night, helping the Ducks to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Sprong takes a center-ice feed across the blue line, beats Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook along the boards and roofs it off of goalie Corey Crawford's back from a near-impossible angle.

Check out the slow-mo.

Here's what Sprong had to say following his debut.

It was Sprong's first goal of the season and fourth of his career.

Long thought to be the high-scoring winger of the future for the Penguins, the fledgling Sprong was dealt to Anaheim on Monday in exchange for 22-year-old defenseman Marcus Pettersson, who made his Penguins debut against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. He was a plus-1 with 13 minutes, 54 seconds of ice time.

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