I’m late to posting the news after being in a flu-like stasis for about a week (still not right), but Barons goaltender Richard Bachman has been named the AHL player of the week.
He came in to rescue Laurent Brossoit from the clutches of a breakdown against the Texas Stars. Bachman would begin a trend. Stopping 60 shots in 61 chances across three games played, including two starts that ended in a shutout for the goaltender. This comes on the wings of a lengthy trip to the IR where he was nursing a groin injury that “wasn’t too bad”.
Moving fully in to the month of January, the Oklahoma City Barons now have two of the hottest goaltenders in the league. This, no doubt, has propelled them into the top spot in the American Hockey League at least for the time being.
Well done, Ricahrd, and congratulations.