Oct. 12, 2013
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On his general thoughts about the game ... "Well, I liked the start of the game, and I liked the end of the game, but I didn't like the middle part, obviously. The puck went in easily for us, and you knew that team was going to push back. They're a better team than they showed, and even though we outscored them, 4-0, in the first period, they outshot us bad. I didn't like the way we were playing even though we scored. I could see this coming. I give them credit. They come back and have a great second period, and it was a new game."
On the play of goaltender Steve Racine ... "I thought he kept us in the game in that second period. Even though they scored four goals, he made some point-blank saves on guys that were wide open, that should never be wide open. I thought he looked good. He was our best player tonight."
On the atmosphere at Blue Cross Arena ... "That's a good test for our team. That's why you have these games on the schedule. You get a chance to have that experience. There's a lot of freshmen that played tonight, and they got a good feel in a good road environment. It was good for Rochester and good for RIT and a good experience for our team."
U-M Junior Forward Phil Di Giuseppe
On the performance of the Michigan offense ... "I thought we came out flying in the first period. We had four goals in the first 15 minutes. But after a couple of penalties the mood of the team went down. We had a couple of penalties, a couple of unlucky bounces. But I think Steve (Racine) played great in net and allowed the offense to come back."
On the confidence that Steve Racine's play in net gives the team ... "He was great. They had 46 shots in that game. We have a lot of confidence in him, and it makes our job easier up front."
On Michigan's ability to come back after surrendering a four-goal lead ... "You've got to get off your toes and start working again. I think it made us realize that the game was not over. They did a great job coming back, but I thought we did a better job making sure we won that game."