BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 03: Referee Stephane Auger (L) lets Jayda Soules, 11, try on his offical's jersey with the help of linesman Michel Cormier (R) before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Columbus Blue Jackets at HSBC Arena on December 3, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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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