Postgame Quotes: #2 Minnesota 5, #10 Michigan 3

Feb. 15, 2014

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Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On Michigan's comeback effort in the second and third period ... "I thought we got back into our game. We played harder, we created more and we made the game a real game. Disappointed that we gave up that last goal, but we had the momentum at that point. Our team got going in the second and got better in the third."

On if he expected a fast-paced game ... "It was a good-paced game and we should be able to play in that kind of a game and we did eventually. But we got ourselves behind the eight ball. You can't come in here and let them take a commanding lead like that, although we escaped the first period with only a 1-0 deficit. We just needed to answer back."

On Steve Racine's play ... "I thought he played really well. He had to play well to keep the game close. But I thought it was time for Zach (Nagelvoort) to have a game off or so. We've just got to minimize bad goals, and you know both these goalies can give our team a chance. But our team didn't give the goalie much of a chance (tonight)."

U-M Junior Forward Zach Hyman
On his third-period goal ... "(Brennan) Serville made a great play. He stepped down on the wall and got two of their defenders caught. I just picked the puck up, had open space, and just took it around their goalie."

On the mindset of the team in the third period ... "We played a really good third period. They outshot us pretty bad in the first period, and we come back and almost even the shots. We were firing away and we definitely thought we had a chance to come back in that game."

U-M Sophomore Forward Andrew Copp
On his reaction after scoring his goal in the second period ... "I've been pressing a little bit lately, especially after I poked a puck by the goalie and had an open net. I didn't bury a chance I had. I was kind of frustrated earlier in the game and relieved that it went in."

On Derek DeBlois' scoring chance that was reviewed in the second period, with Michigan trailing 3-1 ... "I was right there. It was stuck on the line and the goalie kind of swung his leg and kept it out. It was a (heck) of a play by the goalie. Those pucks sometimes go in one night but not tonight."

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