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Richard Bachman | Goalie

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175

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Richard Bachman has been selected as the AHL Player of the Week.
Bachman turned aside 60 of 61 shots over three contests last week. That includes back-to-back shutouts on Saturday and Sunday. He has a 2.20 GAA and .925 save percentage in 18 AHL contests this season. Jan 12 - 6:47 PM

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Richard Bachman has been sent to the minors by Edmonton.

Viktor Fasth (groin) is healthy enough to play, so the Oilers can afford to let Bachman return to the AHL. Bachman didn't end up getting any ice time during Fasth's recovery.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Richard Bachman has been called up by Edmonton.

He appeared in one game with Oklahoma City before being brought up and he stopped 27 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to San Antonio. Bachman will serve as Ben Scrivens' understudy while Viktor Fasth is injured.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 04:43:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have put goaltender Richard Bachman on waivers.

The move was needed to send Bachman to the minors and it is expected that he will pass through waivers. Just an FYI.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 06:48:00 AM

Richard Bachman allowed five goals on 22 shots in Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bachman played the entire game tonight but appears destined to start the season in the American Hockey League. The Oilers plan to start the season with Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth as their goaltenders. Bachman played most of last season for Oklahoma City in the AHL last season. He was winless in three games with Edmonton.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 09:13:00 PM

Richard Bachman has inked a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Bachman had a 2.99 GAA and .908 save percentage in 52 AHL games in 2013-14. He'll probably start the season in the minors and get called up if Viktor Fasth or Ben Scrivens get hurt.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Richard Bachman (groin) has been sent down to the minors.

This presumably means that Bachman is healthy enough to play. He has been sidelined since Nov. 2.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Richard Bachman left Saturday's game with a groin injury.

The Oilers netminder was making his third straight start. He had given up two goals on nine shots in 13:52 before departing. In relief, Jason LaBarbera really wasn't much better, making 19 of 22 saves.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 01:00:00 AM

Richard Bachman will be in Edmonton's crease Saturday when Detroit visits.

It will mark his third straight start for the struggling Oilers.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Richard Bachman has been the best Oilers goalie in the early going.

Bachman was recalled on an emergency basis on Sunday as Devan Dubnyk is out of action but his performance in the last two games have put into the Oilers goaltending mix as the team is floundering at 3-9-2. Since he is an emergency callup, Bachman will have to be returned to the minors once Dubnyk is deemed healthy but he should be recalled quickly after that if he continues to play well in net. Bachman was especially outstanding Sunday, stopping 47 of 48 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Kings.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 06:39:00 AM

Richard Bachman allowed four goals on 26 shots in the Edmonton's 4-0 loss to Toronto Tuesday night.

Bachman started his second straight game for the Oilers and he didn't impress this time. Goaltending has been a huge problem for the Oilers this season so it is not clear who will start the next game for them. Is it Devan Dubnyk, Jason LaBarbera or Bachman? We will have to wait and see.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 04:25:00 AM

Richard Bachman will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Bachman earned a second straight start by turning aside 47 of 48 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Goaltending has been a big problem for Edmonton this season, so there's an opportunity for Bachman to stick with Edmonton if he manages to string together a series of strong starts.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Richard Bachman wanted to make a statement with his start against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

Bachman certainly managed to do that by turning aside 47 of 48 shots in regulation time. He ended up falling short in the shootout that followed, but it was still a superb goaltending performance on a team that's been struggling in that regard this season. Although nothing is set in stone yet, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Oilers start Bachman again on Tuesday.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Goalie Richard Bachman played a remarkable game for the Edmonton Oilers Sunday night despite a 2-1 shootout loss in Los Angeles.

Bachman, a former Dallas backup called up to fill in for the injured Devan Dubnyk against the Kings, was busy all night, making 47 saves. Only Mike Richards found a way to beat him in regulation and overtime before Anze Kopitar scored the winning goal in the shootout session.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 12:52:00 AM

With Devan Dubnyk sidelined, the Edmonton Oilers decided to call up and start Richard Bachman rather than going with Jason LaBarbera against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

Both Oilers backup options have some history with the Kings. Bachman played against Los Angeles here and there as a Dallas Stars backup while LaBarbera was formerly a backup in L.A. It won't be easy, but a solid performance against the Kings could help Bachman earn future reps.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 04:03:00 PM

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C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Derek Roy
3Anton Lander
4Leon Draisaitl
5Boyd Gordon
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Luke Gazdic
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Matt Fraser
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth