Nov. 3, 2012
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On the game overall ... "On the road you get big swings of momentum. I really like the way we started the game and played the first period. Then the second period, they scored right away. We were still serving Derek DeBlois' penalty and they scored in the first minute. Then they took over the second period from there."
On the penalty kill tonight ... "Well that was an issue, no question. They scored early and that gave them confidence and then they got a couple of goals that I was suspect of. Whether it was our penalty kill or they were getting sticks on pucks and deflecting them in, and we were on our heels. We did not look good on the penalty kill in the second period. Now at the end, on the five-minute major, we did a good job."
On Lee Moffie and Mac Bennett tonight ... "They had to play well. Losing (Jacob) Trouba like we did, they played a ton of minutes and I thought they really played well. Bennett got the first goal of the game and that held up until the second period, but I thought they played well for us."
On the emotion carrying over to tomorrow night ... "It's an emotional game and that's what you get every night; emotional swings and momentum swings. You just have to re-focus and re-center and start all over again. Tomorrow night, their team is going to be disappointed and they're going to come out hard and we've got to answer that."
U-M Senior Forward A.J. Treais
On the comeback ... "I don't think since I've been here that we have come back from this big of a deficit. We let them off the hook in the second period and we wanted to come out strong in the third. When you put a team like that on the power play, they're going to hurt you. We were just trying to get more pucks to the net. And then anything can happen in the last minute. We pull the goalie and just get pucks to the net. Things are flying everywhere and the puck just landed right on my stick."
On the mentality of the team down 4-1 ... "I think the mentality was just stay out of the box and play them 5-on-5. If we play them 5-on-5 then we're going to have a better chance to win. You can put a team like that on the power play, especially on this ice (Olympic sized). Going into the third, I don't think anyone thought that we were down and out. If they can score four goals in one period, then I think that we can too."
U-M Senior Forward Kevin Lynch
On the momentum shifts and how the team reacts to that ... "We have the same mentality every single game. Coach (Berenson) said before the game that when you're away, momentum is going to shift a lot of times in the game and you just have to keep your head and play your game."
On his third-period goal and how it sparked the team ... "It's huge. We were down 4-1. We took the penalties in the second that we would like to have back and the momentum was certainly in their favor. That power-play goal was just what we needed and then we got two more. A.J. (Treais) at the end, which was huge, and then (Steve) Racine came up huge in the shootout."