COYOTES (38-34-8) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (43-30-7)
10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, FS-A, NHL.TV
Marc-Andre Fleury will be in goal for the Vegas Golden Knights in their regular-season home finale against the Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.
Fleury, who missed the past nine games with a lower-body injury, has not played since making 40 saves in a 2-1 victory at the Dallas Stars on March 15. The Golden Knights will finish third in the Pacific Division and play the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference First Round.
The Coyotes can be eliminated from contention for the Stanley Cup Playoffs if they lose in any fashion or the Colorado Avalanche earn at least one point against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Arizona is 2-4-3 in its past nine games.
Goalie Darcy Kuemper will start his 22nd consecutive game for Arizona. Kuemper left at 3:29 of the third period in the Coyotes' 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday after taking a stick to the face.
Players to watch
Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past 11 games.
Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past nine games.
They said it
"Our job is to come in and do the same thing. I know guys are down, but we've got to worry about winning in Vegas. Win a game, maybe [the Avalanche] lose a game and all of a sudden it changes." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet
"I watched that team play for the last 2 1/2 months and they deserve a ton of credit. They're competing hard." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant on the Coyotes
Coyotes projected lineup
Richard Panik -- Derek Stepan -- Clayton Keller
Michael Grabner -- Brad Richardson -- Vinnie Hinostroza
Lawson Crouse -- Christian Dvorak -- Josh Archibald
Alex Galchenyuk -- Nick Cousins -- Conor Garland
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski -- Niklas Hjalmarsson
Kevin Connauton -- Jordan Oesterle
Scratched: Jakob Chychrun, Mario Kempe, Ilya Lyubushkin, Christian Fischer, Adin Hill
Injured: Antti Raanta (lower body), Nick Schmaltz (lower body), Kyle Capobianco (lower body)
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Mark Stone
Brandon Pirri -- Cody Eakin -- Alex Tuch
William Carrier -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Ryan Reaves
Nate Schmidt -- Brayden McNabb
Nick Holden -- Shea Theodore
Jon Merrill -- Colin Miller
Scratched: Tomas Nosek, Ryan Carpenter, Valentin Zykov, Deryk Engelland, Jimmy Schuldt
Injured: Erik Haula (lower body)
Arizona recalled Hill from Tucson of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. … Stastny (undisclosed) practiced Wednesday and is expected to play after missing the past two games.
Richardson is one goal from 100 in the NHL. … Fleury is one win from 440 in the NHL, and Miller is one point from 100. Stone and Karlsson are the only teammates in the NHL to have 20 goals, 50 blocked shots and 70 takeaways apiece this season.