Richard Bachman contends there was no moment of clarity, no stare-down in the mirror that resulted in him shaving off his trademark beard and changing his mask after a 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. He didn’t gaze into his soul and slowly drag the razor across his face, a symbolic gesture of a fresh start after a heart-crushing performance. “I did have to shave slowly, because it was pretty thick,” Bachman said with a chuckle. “But that’s about as dramatic as it got.” And maybe that’s the great thing about Bachman, who will get a chance to be the Stars’ No. 1 goalie while Kari Lehtonen recovers from a groin injury that will keep him out for at least a week. Bottom line, Bachman doesn’t seem to need the drama to get himself fired up.
Kari Lehtonen’s injury pushes Stars’ Richard Bachman off the bubble and into the spotlight
Dallas Morning News | Feb 17