NHL Division Standings after Dec 18 in 1951-52 season

  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away
Detroit 17-4-8 42 81 51 8-4-3 9-0-5
Toronto 13-9-7 33 70 58 8-4-3 5-5-4
Boston 9-11-9 27 62 67 3-5-6 6-6-3
Montreal 11-13-4 26 67 68 9-5-0 2-8-4
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

Boston 5, Detroit 5 (reg tie)