SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks blocks a shot with his stick knocking the puck away from Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the first period at HP Pavilion on February 9, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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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