|2014-15 Regular Season|
Halak was beaten in the shootout by the superior Curtis McElhinney.
Halak has a career-high 37 wins this season.
Halak has two wins in his last seven starts despite a 2.11 GAA.
Halak is day to day with a lower-body injury.
Halak has won five of six starts, but this was a needed effort for him after posting a 4.49 GAA and .849 save percentage in his previous three games.
Halak was pulled after a rough effort. After Montreal's sixth goal, Halak was replaced by Chad Johnson. "I'm sure he's frustrated," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said.
Halak is 23-8 with a 2.22 goals-against average and four shutouts in his first season with the Islanders.
He allowed nine goals in his previous three starts.
Halak had won seven straight with a 1.68 GAA before being stunned by the lowly Oilers.
Halak is tied for second in the league with 21 wins.