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In the pros: Bachman sets OKC saves record

Published: December 21, 2013, 11:27 am, by Joe Paisley
The Oklahoman

The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City goaltender Richard Bachman turned away 39 shots to blank the Texas Stars 2-0 and post the first shutout of the season for the Barons (11-14-5).

“He was outstanding today,” Barons’ defenseman David Musil said of Bachman. “He was our best player.”

Bachman’s 39 saves were the most ever by a Baron in a shutout.

“If you do rating from one to five with one being the poorest, he’s definitely a five tonight,” AHL Barons coach Todd Nelson told the Daily Oklahoman. “He shut the door.”

Bachman started three games in the net for Edmonton this season before a groin injury sidelined him. He just rejoined Oklahoma City on the Barons recent six-game road trip.

“It was definitely a lot of shots,” Bachman said. “But it wasn’t too surprising. We knew going into the game they are a team that likes to throw a lot of pucks on net from anywhere on the ice. We were kind of prepared for that.”