NHL Division Standings after Dec 17 in 1952-53 season

  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away
Detroit 14-7-7 35 92 57 9-1-4 5-6-3
Chicago 12-11-7 31 74 78 7-4-5 5-7-2
Montreal 11-8-9 31 66 56 9-4-1 2-4-8
Boston 12-10-6 30 60 64 8-2-3 4-8-3
Toronto 11-13-6 28 76 86 5-7-3 6-6-3
NY Rangers 4-15-9 17 62 89 4-4-6 0-11-3

NY Rangers 5, Boston 0