A 6-1, 195-pound senior from Graz, Austria, Bruckler finished the weekend with a shutout, 57 saves on 59 shots on goal for a .966 saves percentage, and five shutout periods as Wisconsin moved into a share of first place in the WCHA race and improved to 7-3-0 overall.
A first team All-American and All-WCHA honoree in 2003-04, Bruckler stopped 23 shots on goal and blanked the Fighting Sioux on all five of their power-play attempts in a 1-0 victory Friday at the Kohl Center to earn his sixth career shutout. It was the UW's first shutout over UND since 1982, a span of 94 games.
Then on Saturday, Bruckler came within 6:48 of recording back-to-back shutouts over North Dakota before finishing with a 5-2 victory. He stopped 34 of 36 shots on goal in that game, including a perfect 17-for-17 in the second period. He again led the UW to a perfect night on the penalty-kill, stopping all eight UND shots during its six chances with the man-advantage.