Stephane Da Costa netted three goals for Ottawa in a 6-5 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks in rookie tournament play on Sunday afternoon.
2011 first-round draft choice Mika Zibanejad also had a strong showing in the contest with a goal and two assists. They both garnered high praise following the match and they could be factors at the Senators' main camp as well. "It justifies our thinking that they both have a chance to crack our lineup," said assistant GM Tim Murray. "Both won't. It will be one or the other or neither. They both know it's a competition and somebody will outplay the other guy eventually."