Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Needed in relief against Bolts

Sparks stopped 21 of 23 shots after replacing Frederik Andersen early in the second period of Monday's 6-2 loss to the Lightning.

The 25-year-old backup had a little more luck repelling the Tampa attack than Andersen did, but it was still far from a clean outing. Sparks has only started one of the Leafs' last 14 games -- and gave up six goals to the Islanders when he did so -- so there's no guarantee he gets the call Wednesday on home ice against the Blackhawks despite Andersen's stumble.

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