Nov. 12, 2011
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On tonight's game ... "I thought our team played really well in the first period, it was probably our best period of the weekend and then we couldn't sustain that. We got outplayed, outshot, outchanced in the second period. And then we were fortunate to get back in the game."
On why the team couldn't match its first-period intensity ... "I think we're giving it all we can. It's a game of mistakes. It's a game of bounces. You saw the bounces. On their one goal, their guy took a shot and we blocked it and there's the loose puck sitting there and somebody puts it in. That's not talent, that's breaks. Then you saw at the other end where we hit the crossbar and the puck just rolled over the top of the crossbar. It's breaks."
U-M Junior Forward A.J. Treais
On if the team started better tonight than last night ... "Definitely. We came out tonight in the first firing, but we let them off the hook there in the second and third. It cost us."
U-M Ffth-Year Goaltender Shawn Hunwick
On how frustrating the weekend was ... "We obviously came down here hoping to get six (points), but then after last night you want to come away with at least three points. We were in a position to get three points with that 2-1 lead going into the third and we blew it. But it was huge to comeback and tie, and at least get a tie nationally and a point in the CCHA."
On Miami's offensive pressure ... "It seemed like they were feeding off their crowd. It was a pretty good environment out there tonight and they started turning the tide in the second period and they were all over us. Once they got that first one, I think they started seizing the momentum.
On what might be missing from this team ... "Maybe a bit of experience. Most of the guys on the team are pretty young and it's hard to go on the road and win. It's easy to come into Yost when the fans are on your side and all that stuff, but to go on the road against a good Miami team it's a tough place to play and as guys play and get more experience hopefully we'll get better at that."