The Dallas Stars 3-0 loss Sunday to the Colorado Avalanche wasn't just the team's first preseason loss of the season.
It was also a homecoming of sorts for goalie Richard Bachman, who played at Colorado College and was raised in nearby Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Bachman played the entire game for Dallas, making 28 saves on 31 shots and spending much of the night under siege from the Avs, who were playing much of their NHL roster while the Stars iced only one of their top dozen players.
If there is extra discipline to any of the players involved in shenanigans last night, most notably Sheldon Souray or Joakim Lindstrom, that news should come down sometime today. Also due today is the news on the waiver wire. The Stars placed several players on waivers late last week, including enforcer Eric Godard. If he or anyone else has been picked up, we should find out just before lunchtime.
After the jump, the Stars young goalies try to make an impresion, Daryl Reaugh joins an iconic Canadian program and Jack Campbell makes a triumphant return to the junior ranks.
- Quick and dirty AP recap of the Stars loss to Colorado. it gives a little more detail on the scoring chances and goals that the Stars gave up. [DallasNews.com]
- Andrew Raycroft may be penciled in as the backup goalie in the big leagues this year, but Richard Bachman and Tyler Beskorowany are making a name for themselves this camp. Bachman, who was respectable in the loss to Colorado, has especially drawn the eye of new head coach Glen Gulutzan. [ESPN Dallas]
- From Saturday night's game, Mike Heika tries to take some longer-term observations about the win over the St. Louis Blues. [DallasNews.com]
- While some national news organizations are still a little unclear as to what role Jamie Benn will be playing this season, at least one blog expects this to be his real breakout year. [NHL Hot Stove]
- Daryl Reaugh has gotten himself a promotion, joining the Hockey Night in Canada crew as the color (ahem, colour) commentator for west coast games. Now, the Stars have a fair number of Saturday games - I counted 18 - so I don't know how he'll balance his Dallas duties with his new role, but he's talked before about how much he loved HNIC growing up, so you can't help but be happy for him. [Puck the Media]
- Jack Campbell got off to a fine start with the Windsor Spitfires, leading his team to a 2-0 shutout victory over the Sarnia Sting in his first game back. It was also his first OHL regular-season shutout. Somewhere, former Spitfire star Steve Ott is smiling. [The Windsor Star]
- Former call-up Aaron Gagnon is now trying to catch on with the Winnipeg Jets. [Vernon Morning Star]
- There's no end in sight to the Drew Doughty holdout. Is it bad of me to root for both sides to come out the worse for wear in this? [TSN]