Nov. 30, 2012
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On the game ... "Well I liked our start again. I look back on this stretch of games and we haven't played as well at the end, but we've played well at the start. Then the second period kicks in and for one reason or another, our game changes. I can't tell you that our game changed by design, but we couldn't kill those penalties and we gave up two goals on their first four penalties, and you can't do that."
On whether or not he is getting frustrated ... "I'll tell you, I was encouraged by our preparation, our focus, our determination in the first half of the game and then things started to slip again. I think our team needs to stay determined; stay focused and we'll get out of this. But give them credit, they scored opportunistic goals tonight and we've got to bounce back tomorrow night with a better game."
U-M Junior Defenseman Mac Bennett
On whether he thought the team won the first period ... "Absolutely. I thought we came out strong and after playing that first period, I think we all felt pretty good in the locker room."
On if the team gets too down after goals ... "I think we can at times. I think that is something that we need to be better at. Mental toughness is a huge part of this game, especially in college hockey."
On if frustration is setting in on the team ... "No. We just have to stick to the process, and if we can do that and be mentally tough, we're going to be in a good place."
On what the team needs to do to bounce back tomorrow ... "Put together a full 60 (minutes). If we can do what we did in the first period, for the second and third, there's no doubt in my mind that we will be able to beat them tomorrow."
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