DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 2: Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars falls to the ice as he tries to keep the puck away against P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens at the American Airlines Center on January 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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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