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Ladd scores in regulation and shootout to lead Jets to 2-1 win over Coyotes

  • Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16) scores against Phoenix Coyotes' Thomas Greiss (1), of Germany, during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Jets defeated the Coyotes in a shootout 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16) scores against Phoenix Coyotes' Thomas Greiss (1), of Germany, during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Jets defeated the Coyotes in a shootout 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) gets hit in the face by Winnipeg Jets left wing Eric Tangradi (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MESA OUT  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT  MAGS OUT  NO SALES

    Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) gets hit in the face by Winnipeg Jets left wing Eric Tangradi (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MESA OUT MARICOPA COUNTY OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) collide at center ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MESA OUT  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT  MAGS OUT  NO SALES

    Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) collide at center ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MESA OUT MARICOPA COUNTY OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Andrew Ladd scored in regulation and in the second round of the shootout, and Ondrej Pavelec stopped Antoine Vermette's attempt to send the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.

The Coyotes dropped into a tie for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with the Dallas Stars, who blanked the Capitals 5-0. Dallas has a game in hand with seven left to play.

Ladd opened the scoring, firing the puck past Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss from inside the left faceoff circle 10:01 into the first period.

Zbynek Michalek tied it 19 seconds in the middle frame.

Jets wing Blake Wheeler was whistled for a high-sticking penalty with 3:45 into overtime, but the Coyotes couldn't take advantage.

Pavelec finished with 28 saves and Greiss stopped 21 shots.