Garret Sparks more worn out from doing interviews than shutting out Oilers

The Elbow staff

Garret Sparks was mobbed by the media as he left the Air Canada Centre last night. Source

Garret Sparks was mobbed by the media as he left the Air Canada Centre last night. Source

TORONTO, ON – After a 24-save shutout performance on Monday night, Toronto's Garret Sparks has admitted that he is more worn out from doing interviews on Tuesday than he was after the game.

The 22-year-old became the first goaltender in Leafs history to post a shutout on debut.

"The Toronto media's forecheck is unlike anything else I've faced in my one-game NHL career," he said. "They just keep calling and calling."

"I was pretty tired and sweaty after last night's game, but I've just come off my seventh interview of the day now, and I'm sitting on my couch and every ounce of strength in my body is gone. I wish I could get back out there and face the Oil just to get my energy back."

Sparks is expected to miss a week with multiple interview-related injuries.