BOSTON - DECEMBER 30: Steve Begin #27 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal in the first period as Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Atlanta Thrashers stands by on December 30, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/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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