Niclas Wallin of the Carolina Hurricanes and Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks pose for the ceremonial puck drop with Blackhawks legends Dennis Hull, Jim Pappin, and the late Pit Martin's long time partner Denise on March 11, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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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