ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 13: Brent Sopel #2 of the Atlanta Thrashers is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Philips Arena on November 13, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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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