North Dakota and Minnesota is a rivalry full of physicality and there was plenty of it during Friday's game.
Following an empty-netter goal by Erik Haula (Minnesota Wild) to put the Gophers ahead 5-1 with 3:05 left in regulation, both sides got chippy. It started with Minnesota's Seth Helgeson (New Jersey Devils) and North Dakota's Andrew MacWilliam tying up following the goal and continued to pick up to a point where every player on the ice was taking that extra step to lay out their opponent.
Things escalated, however, to the point where UND center Stephane Pattyn was given a 10-minute misconduct and escorted off the ice following an attempt to go at the Gopher bench. You can see that action in the video above, which was taken by C.J. Fogler (@cjzero).
Minnesota and North Dakota play again tomorrow at 5 p.m. CT and if this is any indication of where things are heading, it's going to be a good one.
We'll have a full recap of Friday's game in this stream later.
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