The Edmonton Oilers were left digging for positives again following a brief two game road trip through Phoenix and Los Angeles.
And while they were only able to come home with just a point, the team may have found a gem in goaltender Richard Bachman, who should get the start again when the Oilers host the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday (7 p.m.) at Rexall Place.
Bachman was outstanding in his Oilers debut Sunday, having been called up on an emergency basis after goaltender Devan Dubnyk was forced out of action with a sore ankle.
Bachman joined the team Sunday morning in Los Angeles and was thrown into the mix, getting the start over Jason LaBarbera, who let in five goals on 28 shots the previous day against the Phoenix Coyotes.
“I thought he made it look real routine,” said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. “There were a couple of times were he made a big save, but for him, it was business as usual. He wasn’t rattled in there, with the amount of shots he was taking. I thought he was ...