PREDATORS (48-16-10) at JETS (45-19-10)
7 p.m. ET; SN360, SNE, SNO, SNP, FS-TN, NHL.TV
The Winnipeg Jets can clinch a berth into the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win against the Nashville Predators at Bell MTS Place on Sunday.
The Jets, winners of four straight and eight points ahead of the Minnesota Wild for second in the Central Division, can also clinch with one point against Nashville and if the Edmonton Oilers defeat the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.
The Predators are six points ahead of the Jets for first place and playing the second of a back to back after a 4-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday.
Nashville could be without defenseman Yannick Weber, who left at 6:48 of the first period after he was hit by Marcus Foligno, and forward Austin Watson, who did not play in the third period.
Players to watch
Predators forward Filip Forsberg has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 12 games.
Jets forward Patrik Laine has 26 points (18 goals, eight assists) in 17 games.
They said it
"We'll use [this loss] as some motivation here to play with some aggression going into the game [against the Jets]. We've got to get back to our winning ways. We're looking forward to dropping the puck." -- Predators forward Ryan Johansen
"They're a really good team, we always seem to have really close games against these guys. It's something that's become a pretty good rivalry, they're physical games, they're fast games and it should be exciting. They're coming in on a back to back and we need to have a good start tonight." -- Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala -- Kyle Turris -- Craig Smith
Scott Hartnell -- Nick Bonino -- Ryan Hartman
Colton Sissons -- Mike Fisher -- Miikka Salomaki
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin -- Matt Irwin
Scratched: Anthony Bitetto
Injured: Calle Jarnkrok (upper body), Austin Watson (undisclosed), Yannick Weber (undisclosed)
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Paul Stastny -- Patrik Laine
Mathieu Perreault -- Andrew Copp -- Bryan Little
Brandon Tanev -- Adam Lowry -- Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey -- Tyler Myers
Ben Chiarot -- Dustin Byfuglien
Tucker Poolman -- Joe Morrow
Scratched: Shawn Matthias, Marko Dano, Jack Roslovic
Injured: Steve Mason (lower body), Dmitry Kulikov (lower body), Matt Hendricks (lower body), Michael Hutchinson (concussion), Jacob Trouba (upper body), Toby Enstrom (lower body)
Nashville did not hold a morning skate … Trouba practiced in a non-contact jersey Saturday. … Enstrom is being shut down for the rest of the regular season but is expected to be back for the playoffs.
Arvidsson has four points (goal, three assists) in his past four games. … Wheeler has seven points (goal, six assists) in a five-game point streak.