Rangers coach John Tortorella's exchanges with the media have been brief and snarly and have made Dale Hunter look like wordsmith.
The Capitals said they needed to step up their intensity in Game 2. They're saying it's the biggest reason they're returning home with a split.
Washington got a late goal from Alex Ovechkin and held on to beat the New York Rangers in Game 2.
Entering Game 2, Capitals rookie goalie Braden Holtby has gone 24 straight NHL games without consecutive losses.