Postgame Quotes: #3 Michigan 7, RIT 2

Oct. 12, 2012

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Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On outcome of the series ... "It's a good feeling to play as well in the third period as we did tonight. It's too bad we couldn't have done that last night -- it would have been a better weekend. You can't feel good about splitting at home, but at least I liked the way we played the whole game tonight."

On defensive effort ... "You didn't see any breakaways. You saw hardly any grade-A scoring chances against. I thought our penalty killing continued to do a good job, and I thought our team defense was better. Our defensive zone play was better. We played with more conviction tonight, and that's why we have a better result."

On closing out the game strong ... "Well that's the name of the game. You have to have a strong third period. We should never lose a third period at home. You have to give the opponent some credit, they never gave up last night and they never gave up tonight. But I thought we were the better team in the third period."

U-M Senior Forward A.J. Treais
On successful power-play unit ... "Obviously with this team, we broke them down on tape a little bit and found their openings. We've been lucky in these first few games to find seams and get shots on the net and score goals."

On playing the point on power play ... "It's fun, it's fun for me. Growing up, you always want to be the guy that runs the point, like Nick Lidstrom in the street. And if you're not playing offense you want to be around the point yourself. So it's fun for me, especially with (Jacob Trouba) out there. I just throw the puck in and he puts it on net."

On emphasis of finishing the game strong ... "It's huge. I think in the locker room everybody knew we were in the same situation; nothing really had to be said. Obviously it was in the back of everyone's mind. We were in the same situation, but a different team tonight."

U-M Junior Defenseman Lee Moffie
On defensive play in third period ... "We didn't change our game plan, which was big, and we stayed aggressive -- we didn't get into a defensive mindset. We stayed on the attack tonight -- that was huge. Also, we were making plays at the blue lines stopping pucks. That's a big part of the game."

On variety of goal scorers ... "It's not really surprising, and it's nice to see. We have a really skilled team. There are guys who play on the fourth line here who on other teams would be top-two line guys. You expect that here and that guys with skill will put the puck in the net."

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