DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings stands with family, Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Illitch and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy. Holmstrom is honored for playing his 1,000th NHL career game before an NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena on February 14, 2012 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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