NEW YORK - The New York Rangers are asking the NHL to discipline the Washington Capitals, saying poor security led to the confrontation between coach John Tortorella and fans.
Tortorella was given a one-game suspension for squirting water and tossing a water bottle into the crowd at Washington during Friday's 4-0 loss to the Capitals.
The Rangers sent a letter Saturday to the NHL asserting fans behind the visitors' bench used obscene language and spit on team personnel, and that Capitals security did not act on requests to intervene.
The letter also asks for improved security for a potential Game 7 in Washington.
The Rangers led the series 3-2 heading into Sunday's Game 6 in New York.