DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 11: Artist David Arrigo of Toronto, Ontario, Canada paints a wall mural of Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings for Ram Trucks before an NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at Joe Louis Arena on November 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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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