Jan. 12, 2014
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On being unable to capitalize on many offensive chances ... "Well I think the go-ahead goal was a big goal. We got back into the game with a power-play goal, and it was anyone's game after that. Both teams had chances. They put one of theirs in, and we couldn't."
On the rivalry with Wisconsin ... "The rivalry is usually because you're playing a team a lot, and you get to not like them. We've only played them two games."
On the play of Andrew Copp ... "I think he's playing really well. He came back from the World Juniors, and he was anxious to play, and he's playing with a lot of confidence. He's playing hard, and he's establishing himself again in the second half as one of our top players and good for him. We just need more players getting into that groove. Some of it's mental, some of it's physical, and some it's luck. But in Copp's case, he makes most of his luck by hard work."
U-M Senior Forward Luke Moffatt
On the playing well in the second period without getting a goal ... "Absolutely we had the momentum. We had a ton of chances. We had a ton of opportunities that just barely missed. But on the same side they also had a lot that barely missed. It was a hard-fought weekend, and a lot of bounces didn't go our way for us.
On the rivalry with Wisconsin ... "I'd say there definitely is (a rivalry). We didn't have a good experience at the end of the game. Things got out of hand, and I'll just leave it at."
U-M Senior Defenseman Mac Bennett
On the mood of the team ... "Frustrated is a good word to describe it. They're a chippy team, and we knew they were going to be chippy. It's frustrating when you're throwing pucks to the net, and they don't go in."
On if the recent struggles compare to last year ... "This year, at least we know we can play. We've had good times, and like any hockey season you have ups and downs. Unfortunately, we're a little bit down right now."