DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 12: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings takes some warm-up shots with his customized pads and mask in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Night before a NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena on October 12, 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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