Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is out with a hip flexor injury. Daugavins has been recalled from Binghamton and will take his place in the lineup. According to coach Paul MacLean, Daugavins might start the game in Alfredsson's spot on Mika Zibanejad's line.
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website