Canada’s Corey Perry knees top prospect Patrik Laine

Corey Perry on HC at Noon to discuss the sting of the Ducks game 7 loss, and the excitement to be named captain of Team Canada at the World Championships.

If Winnipeg Jets fans needed another reason to boo Corey Perry, well, they got one Tuesday.

During a round-robin IIHF World Championship showdown between Group B’s two undefeated teams, Canada and Finland, Team Canada captain Perry hit presumptive second-overall draft pick Patrik Laine with a leg trip that appeared intentional as he skated toward the bench.

Watch the collision and Laine’s reaction:

There was no whistle on the play, which occurred in the second period. Perry plead ignorance and Laine did not point the finger at the Anaheim Ducks star.

“Maybe they tried to piss me off because I’m young and, in my opinion, a pretty good player,” Laine said, via Michael Traikos.

The 18-year-old Laine, a star for his country in the tournament, was seen wincing in pain on the bench. He missed a few shifts but did return to finish the game. He did not register a point, however.

Finland defeated Canada 4-0, improved its record to a remarkable 7-0, and squashed Canada’s 16-game winning tournament streak.

With Finland securing top seed in Group B and a date with Denmark, Canada will face Sweden Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Finnish legend Esa Tikkanen was among those vocal on Twitter about the incident:

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