DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 21: RJ Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets, battling with Brian Lashoff #23 of the Detroit Red Wings, scores a first-period goal on Jimmy Howard #35 at Joe Louis Arena on February 21, 2013 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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