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Necas not surprised by Trouba's viral missed hit: This is who he is

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas had some choice words for Jacob Trouba after his viral near-collision with the New York Rangers defenseman in Game 2.

Trouba attempted to hit Necas early in the first overtime period but went flying into the boards as the winger ducked away.

"Elbow me in the head, I guess," Necas responded when asked about Trouba's intentions, The Hockey News' Ryan Henkel. "Maybe he was protecting himself from going into the boards, but he knows. He knows. Everyone knows what kind of player he is.

"I mean, good for him. Nothing happened. We're all good, and I'm excited for the next game."

Necas added: "In the moment, I didn't even see what happened. I saw it on a replay after the game. I mean, it's whatever. Good for him, he ran into the boards head first."

Trouba is widely regarded as one of the league's most physical defensemen. He's been involved in several controversial plays during his Rangers tenure.

New York won Game 2 in the second overtime period on a goal from Vincent Trocheck. The Rangers lead the series 2-0 as it shifts to Carolina.

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