Chere writes that Tortorella send out Stu Bickel onto the ice to confront Ryan Carter. Earlier in the game, Bickel cross-checked Carter in the head.
Chere writes, "DeBoer took exception to the fact that Tortorella sent him (Bickel) out as the seventh Rangers player after the altercation between Mike Rupp and goalie Martin Brodeur."
Ryan Carter told Chere, "He said he was going to come for me. No big deal. It wasn't something I hadn't heard before."
According to Chere, DeBoer started yelling offensive words at Tortorella which resulted in Tortorella stepping down from behind the bench and have a one-on-one conversation between each other.