After going goalless in his first 20 NHL games, Capitals rookie Zach Sanford is “doing the bull dance, feeling the flow, working it.”
Sanford scored his second NHL goal of his career Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings, sniping a shot past Petr Mrazek.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 18, 2017
Sanford scored after taking a cross-ice pass from Lars Eller and quickly rifling the puck towards the net.
Sanford beat Mrazek far side.
The goal made the game 2-1 Red Wings.
During the second intermission, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Craig Laughlin spoke to Sanford about his goal.
“I thought you were supposed to be a passer, buddy,” Laughlin said. “Go through your goal. It’s unbelievable.”
“I thought I was a passer too,” Sanford replied, chuckling. “I guess when you’re getting good passes from your line-mates and just putting the puck to the net, good things happen.”
Good things have been happening for Sanford lately. Last week, Sanford scored his first NHL goal against the Anaheim Ducks, which stood up as the game-winner. Sanford also tallied his second two-goal game of his career after being sent back down to the Hershey Bears the next day. Sanford’s goal today gives him tallies in two straight NHL games. Overall between the NHL and AHL, he has four goals in his last three games.
“It’s obviously a little different,” Sanford said about all the call-ups. “You’re kinda a part of two teams. Sometimes it gets tough with the travel and the different schedules mixing up. The coaches and players on both teams have made it easy on me.
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