GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 14: Zbynek Michalek #4, Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes stand attended for the National Anthem before the NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Jobing.com Arena on December 14, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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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