WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10: Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck during the first period at Verizon Center on January 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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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