It’s becoming a delicate matter that can crease even the most stoic head coach’s forehead.

That is, who should be in the crease for the Winnipeg Jets these days, beginning Friday night against Florida?

The Jets’ undisputed No. 1 goalie, based on past performance and contract, isn’t so undisputed right now.

You could easily make the case that Al Montoya, who’s won his last three starts, should get the call until further notice over Ondrej Pavelec, who’s lost his last five.

But head coach Claude Noel doesn’t sound ready to go that route.

“We have to recognize with Ondrej Pavelec, he’s our go-to guy,” Noel said, Thursday. “At the end of the day you’ve got to get your go-to guy going. I’m not into playing mind games with players. So we have to be smart in how we deal with stuff. And up-front.”

It sounds like Noel doesn’t want to create a grey area when it comes to the pecking order of his puck-stoppers.

But Montoya, who earns $600,000, has a goals-against-average of 2.23 and stops 92 percent of his shots, while Pavelec’s comparables, in order, are $3.9 million, 2.90 and 90.8.

That’s more than a goal difference every second game, critical for a team that plays one-goal games like they’re going out of style.

“I’m not going to answer any questions about stats, numbers,” Pavelec said, deflecting the first question put his way. “Just numbers of wins. We don’t have enough. That’s for sure, I’m not happy about it.”

Pavelec, who’s allowed 19 goals in his last five starts, hasn’t celebrated a win since Dec. 2.