Jan. 22, 2005

Recap |  Final Stats |  Notes

John Markell, Ohio State head coach
On the second period
“It was obviously very frustrating. We had a couple guys making mistakes that they normally don’t make. We also had a couple guys nicked up a bit which hurt us. But give Michigan credit, because they put a big push on us and I think their second goal really took us off guard. Against a team like that, you have to play 60 minutes and we only played 40 tonight. We have to treat this as a lesson and take what was good on this weekend and keep moving forward.”

Rod Pelley, Ohio State junior forward
On the game
“We played five good periods this weekend but we let up in the second period and it hurt us. Michigan has a great offense and it showed in that second period. But we can’t dwell on this game. We have to put it behind us and prepare for Western Michigan next weekend. We want to get four points next week so we have to focus and keep working hard.”

Bryce Anderson, Ohio State sophomore forward
On the team’s demeanor after the second period
“We never thought we were out of the game. It was frustrating because it seemed like every shot they took was going in, but give them credit because they capitalized on our mistakes. We never quit and knew we had a chance.”

Red Berenson, Michigan head coach
Opening statement
“We got off to a good start tonight and we played better hockey in the first and second periods. I think we were rewarded for it. We got some different types of goals from different players. It was a good team effort. We played much stronger.” On winning the game to earn the split
“It doesn’t feel as good as it should have after the way we played in the third period. But we played well enough to hang on and get the win. You have to give Ohio State credit. They were playing at home and they played proudly. They came out hard and played in the third period.”

Jason Ryznar, Michigan senior forward
On the game
“After last night we knew we needed to step it up and play better hockey. In the second period we just kept it simple and all four lines got into the flow of the game.”