NHL Division Standings after Dec 9 in 1951-52 season

  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away
Detroit 14-4-7 35 67 44 6-4-3 8-0-4
Toronto 12-7-7 31 62 50 7-4-3 5-3-4
Boston 8-8-8 24 47 47 2-4-5 6-4-3
Montreal 9-13-3 21 59 64 8-5-0 1-8-3
Chicago 9-15-2 20 59 75 6-5-2 3-10-0
NY Rangers 7-12-5 19 59 73 5-3-3 2-9-2

Detroit 3, Montreal 2
NY Rangers 7, Toronto 2
Chicago 4, Boston 3