NHL Division Standings after Dec 16 in 1951-52 season

  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away
Detroit 17-4-7 41 76 46 8-4-3 9-0-4
Toronto 13-9-7 33 70 58 8-4-3 5-5-4
Montreal 11-13-4 26 67 68 9-5-0 2-8-4
Boston 9-11-8 26 57 62 3-5-5 6-6-3
Chicago 10-16-3 23 64 82 7-5-3 3-11-0
NY Rangers 8-15-5 21 69 87 6-4-3 2-11-2

Montreal 4, Boston 2
Chicago 4, Toronto 3
Detroit 3, NY Rangers 1