A little over 24 hours before the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators drop the puck for their Eastern Conference semifinal, each city's mayor decided to make the series a little more interesting.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was met with a challenge on Wednesday evening from Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson:
de Blasio didn't take long to answer the call, offering a New York delicacy in return:
The Rangers and Senators have met only once before in the playoffs. New York came out on top in seven games of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Hopefully, for de Blasio at least, history can repeat itself in the coming weeks.