After falling to No. 5 Michigan Tech 8-1 on Friday night, the Wisconsin Badgers rebounded to blank the Huskies 2-0 on Saturday at the Kohl Center.
Joel Rumpel recorded his 10th career shutout, the second-most in UW history. Rumpel made a career high 47 saves in the win, the second-most ever by a UW goalie in a shutout, including 25 in the third period, which also rank second for the most all-time by Wisconsin in a period. The Swift Current, Saskatchewan, native now has 51 wins, tying him for fifth in program history. Brian Elliott, Bernd Bruckler and Julian Baretta also have 51 victories in net for the Badgers.
The win is just the second of the season for Wisconsin (2-11-1). Morgan Zulinick scored on the power play for the Badgers, his fourth goal in the last four games. Joseph LaBate added an empty netter with just over a minute left to seal the victory for UW.
Wisconsin’s victory snaps a five-game winless streak against Michigan Tech (0-3-2).
Next up for the Badgers, a pair of home games against Boston University this Friday and Saturday at the Kohl Center. Faceoff both nights is 7 p.m.