In the build-up to Saturday night’s Battle of Ontario rematch, both coaches downplayed Toronto’s 3-0 victory over the Senators last weekend at the Air Canada Centre.

The final score wasn’t indicative of how close the game truly was, they said. Ben Scrivens was the difference.

Turns out they were right.

Playing without star goaltender Craig Anderson for the first time since his injury, the ailing Senators once again found a way to win – this time thanks to a three-point effort from Colin Greening.

Greening scored the game-winner with 23 seconds remaining in the third period and linemate Mika Zibanejad added two more points as the Senators pulled out a gutsy 3-2 win Saturday night at Scotiabank Place – their first home victory over the Leafs since Oct. 30, 2011.

After being a healthy scratch last weekend against the Leafs, Greening now has five points in his last three games.