March 23, 2013
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Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On the game overall ... "When you look at the score, you think it was a one-sided game, but it really wasn't if you were playing it on the ice. It could have easily been just a one-goal game, and I thought we were fortunate to score the first goal. It was a shorthanded goal and I think they have only given up one shorthanded goal all year. Whether we were lucky or good, to get that goal, that was a huge goal. When you are playing a team like that you would hate to play them from behind. But, we ended up having a pretty good second period. I thought they out chanced us, outshot us, and were the better team for the most part, but the puck was going in for us."
On the offensive play sparking the team ... "I think we had a lot of guys that were important, and helping create offense. It wasn't just the offense, it was the defense too. Our goalie had to be a real factor in this game so things did not end up in the back of our net, we made a lot of mistakes that did not end up in our net. We had a lot of guys in our offensive zone that got the puck to the net and made good plays and (Kevin) Lynch was one of them."
On his message during the intermission ... "It was the same message at the end of the second period. We have to play better, we are starting to play on the wrong side of the puck, and maybe we didn't play with as much desperation. Let's face it, we are the only team left in the tournament that really needs a win to stay alive in the big picture."
U-M Senior A.J. Treais
On the importance of scoring first ... "The first period wasn't our greatest, and it has been good to get the first goal lately. The first have of the season it wasn't happening. Scoring the first goal gives you a little bit of momentum. We have to keep that going and keep pushing."
U-M Sophomore Alex Guptill
On the team's offensive chemistry tonight ... "We have turned around the season here. We went through a bit of a slump. It is one of those things that is important. You get your chances, and all of the credit goes to my teammates. They made a really good play on the first one when I was driving, and I got lucky."
U-M Freshman Andrew Copp
On the team's offensive chemistry tonight ... "Obviously both of my goals were great passes by (Kevin) Lynch and they were after a blocked shot, which was key to the game. The next one was a great pass -- diagonal through the middle. We took advantage of our chances and we have been able to do that recently wherever it has been, and it has been a nice turnaround for us.