At 10:25 of the second period in the Colorado Avalanche/St. Louis Blues game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck kicked by Colorado's Nick Holden made contact with Steve Ott's stick before crossing the St. Louis goal line. According to Rule 49.2, "A kicked puck that deflects off the stick of any player (excluding the goalkeeper's stick) shall be ruled a good goal." Good goal Colorado.
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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