One thing the Isles have going for them is the weakest remaining schedule in the NHL (as compiled by the league itself).
Isles opponents have a .513 point percentage (their opponents average 1.026 points per games played), which is slightly lower than Winnipeg's .519 and the Rangers' .525. (Anaheim has the easiest schedule in the West at .532 but there have been many more "3-point games" in the West this season.)
The toughest Eastern Schedules:
New Jersey .594 (next six are all vs. Northeast, including five vs. playoff teams)
When you look ahead to the last week of the regular season, while the Isles will end on the road, they will end against three teams who could miss the playoffs (Carolina, Philly, Buffalo). The Rangers and Devils each have four games in the final 7 days of the season, including two against each other. The Rangers other games are in Florida and Carolina while the Devils will have home games with Montreal and Pittsburgh.