Patrick Johnston: Virtanen wasn't trying to 'murder' Jet, says collisions are inevitable

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Patrick Johnston: Virtanen wasn't trying to 'murder' Jet, says collisions are inevitable
Patrick Johnston: Virtanen wasn't trying to 'murder' Jet, says collisions are inevitable

Mathieu Perreault wasn't happy with Jake Virtanen, but this feud doesn't look to be turning into anything like Kassian versus Tkachuk You can understand why Mathieu Perreault is frustrated. When you get elbowed in the head in today's NHL, the officials are supposed to do something about it. During Tuesday's 4-0 win for Perreault's Winnipeg Jets against the visiting Canucks, the checking centre was on the receiving end of an elbow to the head from Vancouver's Jake Virtanen. No penalty was called on the play and the league opted not to discipline Virtanen after the fact. (Meanwhile, the NHL has been doling out fines for diving to Nashville's Viktor Arvidsson and for interference to the Rangers'

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