UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings is congratulated by teammates Daniel Alfredsson #11 and Justin Abdelkader #8 on his first period goal as Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders skates away at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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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