“He’s the backbone of our team,” said Will Acton, who scored the Barons’ second goal. “He has stood on his head a ton. When a team has belief in their goalie, you can see it in everyone’s game. No one worries about making a mistake, knowing he has our back.”
The Barons are playing without several key forwards who helped them get back in the playoff race.
Team captain Anton Lander and veteran Tyler Pitlick are with the Edmonton Oilers. All-time franchise scoring leader Mark Arcobello and current scoring leader Roman Horak have been sidelined the past three games with undisclosed injuries.
The difference Tuesday night was OKC was 2-of-4 on the power-play.
“We don’t have the firepower we did before when we were on those winning streaks,” Nelson said. “I thought Bachs was really good and then we capitalized on the power play.
“This is pretty much the way we’ll have to continue to play until we get some guys back. Who knows what will happen. Maybe we’ll get some help from (Edmonton). Right now we’re moving forward with the group we have. They worked really hard tonight to get a quality win.”