Postgame Quotes: Western Michigan 3, #3 Michigan 2 (OT)

Dec. 28, 2013

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Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson

On the power play ... "I think it was a work in progress. I thought it got better as the game went on and we started to get some chances but we still couldn't bury one. I thought we had good puck control, we moved the puck well, we got some good looks. But the puck either didn't go through or didn't go in or we hit the post."

On the team's defensive zone coverage on three WMU goals ... "We gave up way too many chances 5-on-5. Now we got a few in the other team's zone, but we didn't like our play in our zone."

On JT Compher's return ... "I thought he came back and looked like the JT of old, and good for him. He'd been off skates for a week, so maybe it was a blessing. But nevertheless we were disappointed he didn't get a chance on that (World Junior Championship) team. But he came back and definitely gave us some life."

U-M Freshman Forward JT Compher

On the team's performance ... "It's upsetting to lose a game like that. I thought we didn't start great, and throughout the game we started getting better. We played a good third period, and Zach Nagelvoort really bailed us out all game and we couldn't pick him up."

On going 0-for-8 on the power play ... "We have to better than that. We know that special teams is a big part of the game, and we've had a pretty good power play all year. We just got to get more shots on net and we've got to be better overall in that part of the game"

U-M Senior Defenseman Mac Bennett

On the team's defensive zone play ... "It was frustrating, that's for sure. There were way too many chances in the slot for them. We gave them way too much and we couldn't bury our chances. They managed to find a way to win, and good for them. We need to be better in the defensive zone."

On playing Michigan State tomorrow ... "Playing State will be nice, but we'd much rather be playing the later game. They're a good team, a big rival of ours, so I'm sure everyone will be excited to play them tomorrow."

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