2015-16: DND the last 2 gms ... Had played the previous 5 games w/a goal 11/17 vs SJ after DND the previous 2 gms ... Has taken his 1st 2 NHL fighting majors on 11/5 at WSH (Michael Latta) & 11/10 vs COL (Cody McLeod) ... Played his 1st NHL gm & scored his 1st NHL goal/pt on 10/14 at COL & added his 2nd goal in the next game, 10/17 at ARI ... DND for the 1st 3 gms of the season ... Multi-Pt Gms: 0 ... Inj: 0 ... DND: 9
Tm Rec in Lineup: 8-3-1 ... Out: 4-5-0 ... w/G: 2-1-0 ... w/A: 0-0-0 ... w/Pt: 2-1-0 ... PP Pts: 0-0=0 ... GW Pts: 1-0=1
2014-15: Is in his 5th pro season with 192 career minor league games played entering this season ... Led Providence/AHL w/120 PIM while recording career pro-highs of 11-9=20 totals in 74 AHL Bruins gp.
Fun Fact: Is the 1st Bruin to score his 1st NHL goal in his 1st NHL game since Blake Wheeler on Oct. 9, 2008 (also at COL) & is the 1st to score in each of his 1st 2 career games since Dmitri Kvartalnov opened w/a 5-gm goal streak from Oct. 8-17, 1992.
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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