PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 5: Goaltender Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a stop with his leg pad on a shot from the Pittsburgh Penguins with the help of Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Bruins in the first period on December 5, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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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