Oct. 26, 2013
Postgame Presser: Coach Berenson | Bennett, Allen
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On the game ... "I'm reacting like a coach that didn't really lose the game, but just lost too many parts of the game. Part of it is giving up 36 shots. That five minute major really hurt us; that's a tough penalty to take in a tie game in the third period, not that we tried to take it, just that we couldn't really kill it off. They took advantage of a couple of inopportune goals, the one on their power play was a tough goal to give up. I thought (Zach) Nagelvoort was outstanding; he gave us a chance all night. Both goalies played very well, but there were just too many chances on both ends of the ice. On the other hand, we have to score more than one goal at home."
On UMass-Lowell defense ... "I thought their defense did a good job, but we still had three or four glorious chances. Tyler Motte had a chance behind the net, and Derek DeBlois, and we had enough chances. It wasn't their defense; we just didn't capitalize, and I give their goalie credit, he did a great job."
On splitting the weekend ... "It's not a good feeling. You want to win at home, and you should win at home, and you should start off better than we started. They jumped us rather than us jumping them but give them credit. They're coming off a good road win, and it was really anyone's game; we just didn't take advantage when we needed to."
U-M Senior Defenseman Mac Bennett
On the first loss of the season ... "I thought we got outplayed in the first period, but in the second and third it was anyone's game. Killing a five-minute penalty is tough, and I thought we almost had it, but it was too little too late. They capitalized, and we couldn't come back from that."
On playing in front of Zach Nagelvoort ... "It's a huge confidence booster, that's for sure. He played fantastic tonight, and he gave us a chance to win this game. He's been really, really solid since he's come in, and I'm really happy with his play."
U-M Freshman Forward Evan Allen
On his goal tonight ... "It was the shift after they scored their goal, and somehow I got the puck dumped in, and Tyler Motte was forechecking hard, and I was following right behind. I was the second guy, and he hit the guy and threw it around, and somehow I got to the side of the net, and I came right in front. It was an eye-opener, and I just popped it in through the five-hole."
On the production of his line so far this season ... "We're all the same age, and we've all been together for a few years. Me and Tyler [Motte] have been together before that, so I think we have a lot in common on the ice and off the ice, so I think we play together really well, and we want to keep it going."