Missed eight games due to injury (11/12-11/27) ... Led all skaters in blocked shots (4) vs. BOS (11/5) ... Led all skaters in hits (7) vs. PIT (10/28) ... Earned an assist and registered three hits at EDM (10/23) ... Recorded an assist at CGY (10/20) .... Led all skaters in hits (5) vs. CAR (10/17) ... Led all skaters in hits (4) and blocked shots (6) vs. CHI (10/15) ... Recorded four hits vs. SJ (10/14) ... Scored his first Capitals goal vs. NJ (10/10).
Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2014.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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