Feb. 1, 2014
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On whether the shootout victory felt like a sweep for the weekend ... "The environment during the shootout made it feel like a complete win. It's an important win, but it's not a three-point win. It felt good to get five of the six points against a good team that swept us in their building. Did we get everything back? No, but we got most of them."
On Zach Nagelvoort's performance ... "Another solid performance. I thought both goalies played really well, but Zach was as good as it gets, really. They had some-point blank chances, and they had a couple that were borderline and so did we. We had one that we thought went in, and they didn't count it, and Zach had to face a penalty shot. You talk about a turning point in the game; you go from having a goal that tied the game to giving up a goal to give them the lead. Nevertheless, I thought Zach was outstanding all weekend."
On the explanation for Andrew Sinelli's overturned goal ... "They said Sinelli was in the crease and then the puck bounced off one of their players and into the net. But at that point, Sinelli made contact with the goalie, and we couldn't tell but now what I'm hearing about the replay is that the puck went into the net, before Sinelli made any contact. I'd like to hear the explanation for that."
On the team's tempo tonight ... "I thought we weren't as good in the second as we were last night, but then we got better in the third, and we played harder. It was a good team effort, and I thought everybody played hard. They played against a good, strong team."
U-M Freshman Goaltender Zach Nagelvoort
On his overall game ... "I felt a little off at the beginning, and I think that I got going through the first and second period, and I had the support of the guys around me, and I started just picking up pucks in net, and I think all of that just got me going, and it's nice to be able to win."
On what the key to his game was tonight and facing Wisconsin forward Mark Zengerle ... "I was just feeling it tonight, and as soon as (Luke) Moffatt scored, I knew we were going to win. As far as Zengerle, he's obviously a good player, one of their top players, top point getter, and he already scored on me five-hole, so he definitely wasn't going to score on me five-hole again."
U-M Senior Forward Luke Moffatt
On his game-winning shootout goal ... "Something I've practicing a little bit, and going against Zach (Nagelvoort) in practice every day makes it look easy out there against the other guys."
U-M Freshman Forward Tyler Motte
On his confidence in Zach Nagelvoort ... "One hundred percent, ever since the first day he stepped in New Hampshire when Steve (Racine) went down with an Injury, from that point we rallied behind him, and we knew we had to help him out early, but all in all he does a great job for us."
On physical nature of the series ... "Obviously after the series in Wisco, I thought we knew it was going to be a little chippy, hopefully not always to the extent that it was tonight, but when you win games in the end you take what you can get."