DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 23: Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders keeps his eyes on the puck as Joakim Andersson #18 of the Detroit Red Wings handles it to the side of the net during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 23, 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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