* These teams will be meeting for the first time since Chicago defeated Nashville in six games in the Western Conference Quarterfinals last season. The Blackhawks have won two straight and six of their last eight regular season games against the Predators.
* Nashville will be looking to open the season with two straight wins for the second consecutive season.
* The Blackhawks have scored at least one power-play goal in each of their first three games, going 4-for-15 (26.7%) overall with the man-advantage.
* Marian Hossa scored two goals against Buffalo on Monday and now has five points in three games this season (3g, 2a). Hossa has just one goal and one assist in his last nine games against Nashville.
* Steve Sullivan had a goal and an assist in Nashville's win over the Ducks on Saturday - the 60th multi-point game of his career as a Predator. Sullivan has four points (0g, 4a) in his last 10 games against Chicago.
* Marty Turco has 12 wins and a 1.90 GAA in 20 career starts against Nashville.