Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 12/15/11
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Before last weekend, Richard Bachman was synonymous with the pen name horror novelist Stephen King once wrote under. After three straight wins, Richard Bachman, the hockey player, is making strides to write a name for himself. When Kari Lehtonen went down with a groin injury on Nov. 26, the Dallas Stars were in the middle of a stumble after beginning the season a franchise-best 11-3-0. With Andrew Raycroft struggling in relief of Lehtonen, Bachman stepped in last Saturday and has stabilized the Stars' net issues for the moment. Lehtonen isn't expected to return until after Christmas, but in the meantime, the 24-year old Bachman, who only had 10 minutes of NHL duty before this season, is 3-0-0 with a 0.90 GAA and .970 save-percentage after a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. If you ask Stars Coach Glen Gulutzan or any of Bachman's teammates, one word continually comes up: calm. Despite heavy pressure in front of him, a guy with five total g...
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