PHILADELPHIA , PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Head Coach Peter Laviolette, Chris Pronger and James van Riemsdyk laugh as Chairman Ed Snider of the Philadelphia Flyers spars with President, General Manager Glen Sather of the New York Rangers at the NHL 2012 Winter Classic Press Conference at Citizens Bank Park on September 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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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