Jan. 11, 2014
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On the team's offensive struggles ... "Well we haven' t played a lot in the last month. We didn't score any goals in our last game against Michigan State. That was an outdoor game, but nevertheless, I've said all along we've got to be better with the puck and without the puck."
On getting into Big Ten play ... "This was a dose of reality for our team. This is what it's going to be like. Obviously, the bar is higher and I think it's going to be great but tonight was a learning experience."
On improvements the team needs to make heading into tomorrow night ... "We've got to have a better start. You can't come out and get down two goals and give that team the confidence of playing with a lead. They don't give you much after that. It's a tough game. So it's a whole different ballgame if you're playing with the lead in a team's home rink. Then they have to open up a bit and you get more chances. And our special teams, our power play had to get us on the board when we had our chances. That's your next best chance. If you're not scoring 5-on-5, then you have to score on the power play."
U-M Sophomore Forward Andrew Copp
On the team's offensive play ... "I thought we had some good chances, early on in the first and throughout the second we had some good scoring opportunities but we couldn't put the puck in the net. You can't wait until five minutes left in the game to turn it on."
On not getting many scoring opportunities close to the net ... "It's nothing they're doing. It's all on us. We're a good enough team where we should be providing offense down close to the net. There were times where we beat our guy to the corner and tried to get close to the net but for whatever reason , they got a stick on it or we bobbled it or whatever happened. There were opportunities for us to take pucks to the net and we didn't do it enough."
U-M Senior Forward Luke Moffatt
On getting a late power-play goal ... "Obviously, it feels good to get a power-play goal, but it's just too late. We already had four chances earlier in the game. We've got to bear down on those. We can't wait until the end of the game to start burying goals.
On Wisconsin's penalty kill ... "They have a good penalty kill, but it's more about what we're doing. Our power play is what we've got to focus on. We can't focus on what they're doing."
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