Postgame Quotes: Michigan State 3, #6 Michigan 2

Feb. 10, 2012

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Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On tonight's game ... "Obviously I didn't like the ending. I thought we were playing a decent game at the end of two periods. I couldn't see the penalties, but they were a huge part of the game. In the third period, we're trying to tell our team to play 5-on-5 hockey, stay away from anything and we get two penalties and it cost us two goals and the game is just about over."

On missing Chris Brown tonight ... "Yeah, sure you miss him, he's one of our top forward. Definitely missed him. Give them credit, they won the game. But we did not play the way we have to play to have a chance to win against anybody."

On what adjustments need to be made tomorrow ... "For example: they were blocking shots from our point men and we were not blocking anything. They had two point shot goals and they could have had more. They were paying the price more than we were. We were playing too soft."

U-M Junior Forward A.J. Treais
On taking too many penalties ... "You can't play shorthanded, especially in the third period when you're up a goal. You're trying to hold a lead and that's just unacceptable."

On how crucial the first five minutes of the third period were ... "The first five minutes of any period are really huge. Again, especially when it's the third period and you're up a goal and all of a sudden you don't even know what hit you."

On what needs to change for tomorrow ... "I think we played alright for the first 40 minutes, but that's why you play 60 minutes. We just have to close the game out. Play a hard third period and stay out of the box. That's one of the biggest things; we've been taking way too many penalties lately."

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