Notes and Quotes: Michigan 5, Michigan State 2

Dec. 30, 2012

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• Michigan got back in the win column with a 5-2 win over Michigan State tonight to clinch third place in the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational.

• The Wolverines' record now stands at 7-10-2 this season, with a 2-1-0 mark against the Spartans.

• Tonight marked just the third time in the last 11 games that the Wolverines have scored at least three goals in a game. It was the first time in 12 games that Michigan scored more than three goals, the last time coming in a 5-1 win over the Spartans on Nov. 9.

A.J. Treais (2a), Andrew Copp (1g, 1a), Zach Hyman (1g, 1a) and Phil Di Giuseppe (1g, 1a) led the Wolverines with two points apiece in the win.

• Treais now leads team with 18 points (10g, 8a) in 19 games this season. The captain also paces the club with six multiple-point games this season.

• Boo Nieves posted one assist to increase his team-leading total to 10 this season.

Adam Janecyk made his third straight start in goal and made 35 saves in his second win of the year.


Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On the game overall ... "We played well in the early going and finally got the first goal of the game. I thought our team came ready play. Then State took over the game and got the goals they needed and it came down to the third period. I liked our push in the third period. We haven't had much puck luck around the net in recent weeks, so it was nice to see the puck go in."

On Adam Janecyk's effort ... "Well, it was nice to see us get some goals for our goalie. I think they may have had 30 shots in the first two periods alone and we weren't giving him much. Then we got some shots and got some goals and Janecyk hung in there. It wasn't an easy game for a goalie; he had a lot of work the first two periods."

U-M Freshman Forward Andrew Copp
On his two-point performance ... "The first play I made a nice little chip and A.J. (Treais) and Lee (Moffie) were able to make a good play. Throughout the game I decided I needed to be a little more physical. I hadn't been using my size like I should and in the end got one through that ended up going in and helped jumpstart the team."

U-M Senior Forward Kevin Lynch
On his game-winning goal ... "We had been struggling on the power play to see the net. A.J. (Treais) made a great play and saw me in front of the net, and then Phil (Di Giuseppe) got a stick on it and got it out to me and I just fired it in."

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