Sparks definitely didn’t fly a second time for Maple Leafs

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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.

Again, not every moment is on Sparks. How many goalies would stop this great Drew Stafford goal set up by an outstanding Mark Scheifele pass?

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.

Stafford, Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault and Andrew Ladd had a field day tonight, leaving one to wonder if Winnipeg might use this as a big confidence-booster.

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.