Oct. 20, 2013
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On how hard fought the play was in the series ... "Those were two good games. We felt last night we didn't put our best foot forward, and the home team was better. But we survived the tie. In every category, we were outplayed or outworked or out-faceoffed or out-chanced. Tonight, I thought we played a much better game. Now maybe the penalties in the first period hurt the momentum of the game, kind of like the penalties hurt the momentum of our team last night. But nevertheless the game on the line, it's a tie game, and both teams had good chances. The game could have gone either way."
On the team's better offensive play tonight ... "I thought we got a little more comfortable with the puck when we were in the offensive zone. We made more plays, but like I said, both teams had good chances in the last half of the game, especially in the third period. This was another close, hard-fought game."
On the play of the freshman forwards ... "They're doing a good job. We knew they would. Tonight's the first game we put three freshmen on a line. We put (Evan) Allen on a line with (JT) Compher and (Tyler) Motte, and I thought they played well."
On the early-season road test at New Hampshire ... "This was a good gut-check for our team. After last night's disappointment, we had to bounce back, and I thought our team did. And UNH was just as good both nights. They're going to be a good team, and they're going to have good season".
U-M Freshman Forward Tyler Motte
On playing in a tough road environment ... "Our leadership on the team really helps us out. A lot of guys up front, juniors and seniors, really have stepped up and helped us settle in early, and we've been moving together as a team"
On the growth of the team early in the season ... "I think Coach Powers said it in our team meeting earlier. He said teams come together on the road and really find out what you have as a team. I think we proved ourselves well tonight. We have a tight-knit group here."
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