The Senators played the Maple Leafs tough last season going 4-4-1 against them and are in a great spot to spring an upset here.
Toronto edged Montreal, 2-1, in front of a packed home crowd Wednesday. It was an intense, revenge game for the Maple Leafs, who were eliminated in the playoffs by the Canadiens last season. The Maple Leafs had to kill off a 5-on-3 penalty to preserve the win.
While the Maple Leafs will be playing without rest, the Senators are anxious to start their season. They showed promise down the stretch last season going 7-2-1 in their final 10 games. Ottawa has won the past five times it has been a home underdog.
Toronto still will be without superstar center Auston Matthews. The NHL's leading goal scorer last season is out with a wrist injury.
The Senators have defeated the Maple Leafs 11 of the last 16 times at home.