Richard Bachman contends there was no moment of clarity, no stare-down in the mirror that resulted in him shaving off his trademark beard and changing his mask after a 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

He didn’t gaze into his soul and slowly drag the razor across his face, a symbolic gesture of a fresh start after a heart-crushing performance.

“I did have to shave slowly, because it was pretty thick,” Bachman said with a chuckle. “But that’s about as dramatic as it got.”

And maybe that’s the great thing about Bachman, who will get a chance to be the Stars’ No. 1 goalie while Kari Lehtonen recovers from a groin injury that will keep him out for at least a week.

Bottom line, Bachman doesn’t seem to need the drama to get himself fired up.