MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 21: Georges Laraque #17 and Maxim Lapierre #40 of the Montreal Canadiens warm up before the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on November 21, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This is Laraque's first game back from an injury. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
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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