The NHL rivals play each other Sunday.
"Everybody knows Ottawa and Toronto is always a battle, no matter if it's the actual Maple Leafs or the rookies here," Brad Ross told the Toronto website. "So we're going to take it very seriously."
The Maple Leafs defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in a shootout in the second game Saturday to create a matchup of 2-0 teams.
"It should be exciting for tomorrow," Toronto coach Steve Spott said. "I think both cities want to win, so I think that's going to be exciting, and I think you'll see a gritty game as well.
"We all know there's no love lost between the two cities, so I think that will bode well for the fans of the game tomorrow."
"It was a tough game," Crescenzi said. "I think all the forwards and all the [defensemen] battled hard, and our goalie (Christopher Gibson), and we're just looking at the positives and we got the two points and that's all we can ask for."
"To me, he looks like the best player I've seen this weekend," Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson told TSN. "I'm not surprised at all. ... He's a competitor, he's a leader, but part of the process for him to learn is to have this chance to do that."
Andre Petersson also scored and had an assist for Ottawa, which held a 3-1 lead.
"Our team did pretty well," said Pageau, who scored once in the first game, a 4-1 win against the Penguins on Thursday. "On our line, we had good chemistry. I received a couple of nice passes during the game. I think the second goal was a perfect pass (from Petersson), I just had to put it in."
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