NHL Division Standings after Oct 20 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 4-1-1 9 25 19 2-1-0 2-0-1 3-1-1
Boston 3-1-1 7 19 12 2-1-1 1-0-0 3-1-1
Vancouver 3-4-0 6 21 25 1-3-0 2-1-0 0-1-0
Montreal 2-1-2 6 22 18 1-0-1 1-1-1 1-1-1
Buffalo 2-4-0 4 17 25 1-1-0 1-3-0 1-2-0
Toronto 1-2-2 4 13 19 0-2-0 1-0-2 1-2-1
Detroit 1-4-0 2 13 22 1-1-0 0-3-0 0-1-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 5-1-0 10 15 8 3-0-0 2-1-0 4-0-0
Pittsburgh 5-1-0 10 22 9 2-0-0 3-1-0 4-0-0
Min N Stars 3-1-1 7 17 8 1-1-1 2-0-0 0-1-0
Philadelphia 2-2-0 4 10 10 0-0-0 2-2-0 2-1-0
St Louis 2-4-0 4 19 16 2-2-0 0-2-0 0-2-0
Los Angeles 1-4-1 3 10 24 0-2-0 1-2-1 0-4-1
California 0-4-2 2 21 29 0-4-2 0-0-0 0-2-1

Montreal 4, California 2
Buffalo 7, Toronto 2
NY Rangers 3, Chicago 1
Boston 4, Detroit 3
Min N Stars 7, Vancouver 0
Pittsburgh 8, Los Angeles 1