Feb. 7, 2014
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On his team's effort ... "This game, the score at the end was 7-3, this wasn't a 7-3 game. It was a whole different game at ice level. The game could have gone either way. Our goalie had to make some huge saves. I just thought they were a lot better than their record and I didn't think we played the kind of game we need to play to be a better team on the road. You can't give up three goals and expect to win."
On battling back after Penn State tied the game in the second period ... "I thought that next goal was huge. (Copp) has been a key player for us. I think he just sensed that we needed to push back. I think it was a good shot, maybe a bad goal and then they changed their goalie. But I thought that was a turning point and then our team started to get a little more momentum after that.”
On what it means moving into fourth place on the all-time Division I coaching wins list ... "Not really (much). It just means I'm old."
Sophomore forward Andrew Copp
On the momentum swings in the second period ... "We needed something, we needed a spark, and I think my goal and Zach's goal right after gave us some momentum and we ran though the period after that."
On what the team can take from this game ... "There's a lot of things we did well in the first period. After the second period, we needed to shore up our defensive zone a little bit and we knew if we could do that we'd be all set. I think you saw that throughout the rest of the game. It got a little bit better. We still gave up too many chances but we were able to finish tonight, which is a good sign for our team."
Senior Defenseman Mac Bennett
On what the message was to the team after tonight's game ... ”We can still be better. We scored a lot more goals than we usually have. Our defensive zone was sloppy. We've got to be better, including myself in our defensive zone. There's no limit to what we can do."
On the challenge they face against Penn State's offense ... "They throw everything at the net. If the pucks in the corner they throw it out front. If the pucks out front they throw it to the net. They hope to bang in rebounds and obviously a few went in tonight. We've got to make sure that when pucks do get to the net, we've got guys boxing out, and we'll go from there."
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