At 14:21 of the third period in the Panthers/Hurricanes game, video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that Dmitry Kulikov's shot deflected off of Carolina player Jordan Staal and into the net in a legal fashion. According to rule 78.4 "A goal shall be scored if the puck is put into the goal in any way by a player of the defending side." Good goal Florida.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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