JETS (46-30-5) at COYOTES (39-34-8)
10 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN360, CITY, SNW, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV
The Winnipeg Jets seek to win the Central Division when they visit the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday.
A Jets win and a loss by the Nashville Predators to the Chicago Blackhawks would give Winnipeg its second division title in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers history (2006-07). Winnipeg can also win the division with one point and a Nashville loss to Chicago in regulation and a St. Louis Blues loss to the Vancouver Canucks in any fashion.
The Coyotes, who will miss the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season, can win 40 games for the first time since 2011-12 (42).
Players to watch
Jets forward Kyle Connor has one point in his past five games after six points (four goals, two assists) in his previous two. He has five points (one goal, four assists) in six games against the Coyotes.
Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has five goals in his past 12 games and 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 20 games against the Jets.
They said it
"We're going to do all we control, come out and play hard and win and hopefully things fall into place. Everybody's aware of the situation, we follow the league pretty closely, so we know what's at stake tonight."-- Jets forward Kyle Connor
"We have a bright future ahead of us. Now we know what it takes to win in this league. We're not there right now, but hopefully it's something we can build off, and come back next year."-- Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Patrik Laine -- Andrew Copp -- Bryan Little
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Kevin Hayes -- Mathieu Perreault
Par Lindholm -- Adam Lowry -- Jack Roslovic
Ben Chiarot -- Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov -- Tyler Myers
Nathan Beaulieu -- Jacob Trouba
Scratched: Matt Hendricks, Bogdan Kiselevich, Joe Morrow, Sami Niku
Injured: Laurent Brossoit (lower body), Josh Morrissey (upper body), Brandon Tanev (hand)
Coyotes projected lineup
Richard Panik -- Christian Dvorak -- Clayton Keller
Lawson Crouse -- Derek Stepan -- Josh Archibald
Michael Grabner -- Brad Richardson -- Vinnie Hinostroza
Alex Galchenyuk -- Nick Cousins -- Conor Garland
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski -- Jakob Chychrun
Kevin Connauton -- Niklas Hjalmarsson
Scratched: Kevin Connauton, Mario Kempe, Ilya Lyubushkin, Christian Fischer
Injured: Antti Raanta (lower body), Nick Schmaltz (lower body), Kyle Capobianco (lower body)
Morrissey took part in the morning skate wearing a regular practice jersey, but coach Paul Maurice said he will not play. … Pickard will make his first start since Feb. 18, ending Darcy Kuemper's streak of 22 consecutive starts.
The Jets have lost an NHL-leading nine times when taking a lead into the third period (25-5-4). … Winnipeg is 1-4-1 in its past six games and 15-6-2 against the Pacific Division. … Since going 9-27-5 in the first half of the 2017-18 season, the Coyotes are 59-48-15. … Keller hasn't missed a game in the past two NHL seasons.