Just a quick review of the numbers suggest things are about as desperate as they can be for the 07-08 Islanders.
14 games remaining
28 points available
Maximum points 99
Likely playoff cut 92 points or higher
This means Islanders in their remaining games can only lose seven points either by regulation or overtime points lost unless a lot of teams struggle that are in playoff position. If that does happen another club below the Isles will go on a significant run.
An awful lot to ask of a team that has a tough time getting games into overtime, there is a fair chance it could take more than ninety two points.