Senators prepare for Battle of Yawntario

Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur celebrates his short-handed goal on Tampa Bay Lightning's Ben...

Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur celebrates his short-handed goal on Tampa Bay Lightning's Ben Bishop in the first period during NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ont. on March 20, 2014. (Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:52 PM ET

Rarely is there a dull moment in the Battle of Ontario.

This has the potential to be.

As the Senators face their arch-rivals Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa players wouldn't mind if they put the Toronto Maple Leafs in their place in the club's final home game.

Tied with the Leafs in the standings with 84 points, the only motivation is the Senators can finish ahead of Toronto with a victory.

"You're going to have a lot of fans on both sides and when it's really nothing game this will definitely help get up for it," said winger Clarke MacArthur Friday.

"You want to pass them in the standings. Why not? You want to jump ahead of them. We want to finish ahead. That's what we want to do here. We put a little run together and we want to win out."

While the Leafs will close out their season here, the Senators face the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday night on the road in the club's final game.


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