The Isles need the results of only three games to go their way to clinch a spot on Saturday afternoon:
Isles beat Toronto
Carolina beats Winnipeg (in regulation)
Isles beat Winnipeg (in regulation)
...Would give the Isles 53 points and the Jets 46, each with three games to play.
While things look real good now, the Isles could also find themselves behind Winnipeg on Saturday IF:
Isles lose to Toronto (in regulation)
Winnipeg beats Carolina
Winnipeg beats Islanders (in regulation)
...Would give the Jets 50 points and the Isles 49, each with three games to play.
8 -- Winnipeg
3 -- Philadelphia, Buffalo and New Jersey