JETS (8-4-3) at COYOTES (2-13-3)
10 p.m. ET; SN, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV
The Arizona Coyotes open a home-and-home series with the Winnipeg Jets at Gila River Arena on Saturday. The teams play each other at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg on Tuesday.
The home team has won seven of the past eight games.
Antti Raanta is expected to start in goal for the Coyotes, who are 1-1-2 in their past four games after a 1-12-1 start. Raanta has stopped 106 of 112 shots (.946 save percentage) in his past three games.
Jets goalie Steve Mason will make his first start since a 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Oct. 27.
Players to watch
Jets forward Patrik Laine has a goal in four straight games for the first time in his NHL career, the longest streak by a Jets player this season.
Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has a three-game point streak (three assists) and has an average ice time of 28:08 in those games.
They said it
"It was good to get him in. He got some game action to get himself ready." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mason, who played the third period of a 5-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday
"This team has a chance to contend for the Cup. They're that good." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet on the Jets
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Bryan Little -- Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp -- Adam Lowry -- Brandon Tanev
Shawn Matthias -- Matt Hendricks -- Joel Armia
Ben Chiarot -- Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom -- Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov -- Tyler Myers
Scratched: Joel Armia, Marko Dano
Injured: Mathieu Perreault (lower body), Josh Morrissey (lower body)
Coyotes projected lineup
Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Brendan Perlini
Max Domi -- Christian Dvorak -- Christian Fischer
Jordan Martinook -- Brad Richardson -- Nick Cousins
Zac Rinaldo -- Tobias Rieder -- Anthony Duclair
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Kevin Connauton -- Luke Schenn
Joel Hanley -- Dakota Mermis
Scratched: Mario Kempe
Injured: Jakob Chychrun (knee), Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body), Alex Goligoski (lower body)
Morrissey left loss in Vegas in the third period after blocking a shot. He will be a game-time decision. … Goligoski left a 3-2 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Thursday in the third period Thursday. He will be a game-time decision. He has played 179 straight games.
This is the second of a back-to-back set for the Jets this season. Winnipeg will play nine, the fewest in the NHL. … Jets forward Mark Scheifele has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in his past six games. … Coyotes forward Clayton Keller has 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in his past 12 games.