Oct. 30, 2010
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On tonight's game ... "It was a victory in a sense for us in the third period. We got down two goals and we really needed a goal and we got it. That goal gave us a life and I don't even know how that goal went in. And then the last-minute goal with the goalie out that doesn't always work, but it worked. So now we've got a life and we go into the overtime and I thought we played pretty well. The first half of the game I didn't like our team. In the second half, I thought we played better, simple as that. This is a tough building to win in. We have a winning record in here, but when you think about the last few games we've played in here we've been on our heels and again we were tonight."
On David Wohlberg's game-tying goal ... "[Chris Brown] did was he was supposed to do and he drove for the defenseman, the puck came to him and he shot right away. Then Carl [Hagelin] and [David Wohlberg] battled on the loose puck for a rebound goal. It never goes perfectly, but as long as it goes in."
On forcing overtime after trailing by two goals ... "It was a good test for our team. This is a tough place to play as I said. You're down two goals in the third period and I like the way our team battled. We were hoping to get a life and we got it and made a game of it. We could have easily won the game and could have ended up with extra points, but nevertheless we get a tie."
U-M Junior Left Wing David Wohlberg
On his game-tying goal ... "[The puck] was bouncing around a ton. I went in and I stopped and I thought I was going to kick it in. I know the rule is you can stop as long as you don't do a kicking motion. But I guess it ended up hitting the goalie, coming back out and I hit it with my stick. It was too fast, I didn't even realize it."
U-M Senior Left Wing Carl Hagelin
On the game-tying goal ... "We just wanted to win the draw back to whomever was back there, I think it was Chad Langlais, and take a quick shot. But [Chris Brown] jumped on the puck and got a quick shot. Then I had like three opportunities to score, but the goalie made some good saves and I wasn't patient enough probably. Then [David] Wohlberg stepped in there and got the rebound. It was a big goal for us and an important point to get."
On the team's mentality at the start of the games ... "We need to know that we're a good team. We can't think too much about what the other team is going to do. We know we're a good team and we want to respect them but not too much. Tonight, we showed too much respect for the first two periods."