Recorded two assists vs. TB (11/27) ... Earned three points (1g, 2a) vs. WPG (11/25) ... Recorded his fourth career three-point game (1g, 2a) vs. COL (11/21) ... Scored his second OT goal of the season at DET (11/18) ... Registered two assists at PHI (11/12) ... Earned an assist and won 9 of 14 faceoffs vs. TOR (11/7) ... Tallied an assist vs. BOS (11/5) ... Scored his second career overtime goal at FLA (10/31) ... Scored a goal vs. PIT (10/28), extending his point streak to four games (10/28) ... Registered a career-high five points (3g, 2a) and earned his first career hat trick at EDM (10/23) ... Registered an assist at VAN (10/22) ... Tied his career high with three assists at CGY (10/20) ... Earned two assists vs. CHI (10/15) ... Won 11 of 20 faceoffs (55.0%) vs. NJ (10/10).
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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