We can’t say for sure that this is the last we’ll see of Garret Sparks. That said, the bandwagon hit a big pothole against the Winnipeg Jets.
It’s not fair to put it all on the first Toronto Maple Leafs goalie to ever debut with a shutout, but a 6-1 loss is a 6-1 loss.
It’s not very surprising that it was a rough night for Toronto’s defense, not just its out-of-left-field, feel-good story in net.
Oh yeah, and not for nothing … but maybe Connor Hellebuyck was the upstart youngster who should have been getting the hype? He’s now won his first two NHL starts, allowing a goal in each game.