Wisconsin improved to a program-best 10-0-0 (8-0-0-0 WCHA) start Saturday with a 7-0 shutout victory over Minnesota State in Mankato. The shutout was nothing new for the Badgers this season. Wisconsin has only allowed two goals and none in its past eight games.
Dating back to the first period against Providence on October 3rd, the Badgers have gone 521 minutes and 15 seconds without allowing a goal.
Junior goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens has been in net for seven of the team's scoreless games - sweeps over Ohio State, St. Cloud State, Bemidji State and the Mavericks - stopping 110 shots over that time. Megan Miller earned the other one, stopping all 14 shots in a 2-0 win against St. Cloud State.
All eight shutouts have been in WCHA conference play, breaking the conference record of six consecutive shutouts with Friday's 6-0 win over Minnesota State.
Wisconsin is off next weekend before traveling to Minnesota Duluth on November 13-14.
The Badgers entered the weekend #3 in the polls behind Minnesota and Boston College. With the Gophers losing to North Dakota on Friday, Wisconsin should move up at least one spot along with the Eagles, whose three game shutout streak would be news in most other instances except this one.