Nov. 17, 2013
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On Derek DeBlois game-winner... "I would say that it's fitting that Derek DeBlois scored the game-winning goal because he took the penalty on their tying goal. It was fitting that he was able to make up for it."
On giving up the two-goal leads ... "We know we're on the road and its hostile, and if they get something going, they get confidence. They've got a lot of pride in that locker room. It's part of playing on the road. Look what happened in Rochester; we gave up a four-goal lead and not by design."
On the offensive breakthrough tonight ... "I'm pleased with it to a certain extent. But you know 5-on-5 we didn't score a lot in this series. I think Phil (Di Giuseppe's) goal was 5-on-5 and Derek's was and that was it. The other was a shorthanded and power-play goal, but it was good tonight. It's good to score any goals, especially on the road."
U-M Senior Forward Derek DeBlois
On his game-winning goal... "I felt like I didn't deserve it. I knew we had to respond, especially taking that penalty; you never want to hurt the team like that. I had a lot of energy; it was a good shot by De Jong, good pass by Guptill, and luckily, it was a tap-in goal, anyone could have done it."
On getting four goals tonight on offense... "We've been in a lot of those 2-1, 3-2 games. We've got the guys. We've just got to start putting pucks in the net. I think it's going to take those gritty goals. It's nice that we popped four in. Unfortunately, we gave up three goals. We don't want to do that; but we'll move on to the next one."
U-M Sophomore Forward Andrew Copp
On the success of the power play this weekend ... "It's funny because a lot them were broken plays. The two yesterday, we ended up hitting Moffatt in the middle for a good play. But my goal today it hit off Boo (Nieves), and I came in, took a shot, going to the net for a rebound. Broken plays, but it's nice to get those on the board."
On if the team is satisfied with a split of the series at Nebraska-Omaha ... "I don't think you could ever say you're satisfied with a split. But coming into today, we're satisfied with how we played today and coming out with a win, especially with them coming back like last night. For us to bounce back and gut out the last five minutes or so for the win was huge for us."
New season tickets now on sale. » Learn about 2015-16 Michigan ice hockey season ticket opportunities.