Before you watch this unconscionable act of unsportsmanlike conduct after North Dakota's 6-2 home loss to Minnesota, let's just all agree on the obvious: Ben Blood is, without question, one of the greatest hockey names currently in circulation, both because of the sport he plays and as a benefit for headline writers (see above).
That established: Blood, a 2007 Ottawa Senators fourth rounder, was a bit of an [expletive] after the game, going after Florida Panthers' pick Kyle Rau (2011, No. 91 overall) in the handshake line and then fighting with Seth Ambroz (2011, Columbus Blue Jackets, No. 128).
Blood was given a roughing and misconduct penalty for the skirmish.
This Saturday night game marked the final meeting between the teams at Ralph Engelstad Arena ice as conference rivals, and it was an emotionally charged series. (The teams split). From Goon's World, a Fighting Sioux blog:
As for Ben Blood going nuts this weekend, I would be willing to bet that he probably regrets that ...