DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 25: Garnet Exelby #3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs collides with Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL pre-season game at Joe Louis Arena on September 25, 2009 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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