Has played in each of the last four games Nov. 22-28...DND in seven straight Nov. 6-20...Recorded PPA Nov. 3 at NY Islanders & Oct. 29 at Philadelphia...Made season debut/scored PPG Oct. 10 at Washington...2014-15: Finished first among Devils d'men with six goals; was fourth among the team s blueliners with 19 points, while appearing in career-high 61 games Ranked second (M. Zidlicky, 3g-9a-12pts) among the club s rearguards with 3g-6a-9pts on the power play, including PP/game-winning goal Mar. 8 vs. Philadelphia Also notched GWG five nights earlier, Mar. 3 vs. Nashville Posted three multiple-point games, all over a 20-appearance stretch Oct. 11-Dec. 4 Numbers included 1g-1a-2pts Dec. 4 at Toronto, as well as 2a Nov. 21 at Edmonton and Oct. 11 at Florida Totaled points in back-to-back games Oct. 24-25 (1g-1a-2pts) Played in his 100th career NHL game Feb. 21 vs. Carolina Missed match Apr. 9 at Tampa Bay (soreness) and five contests Jan. 2-9 (flu); was a healthy scratch on 15 occasions.
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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