NHL Division Standings after Dec 5 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 17-4-4 38 118 60 10-1-2 7-3-2 9-2-2
Boston 17-5-2 36 97 55 11-3-1 6-2-1 7-3-1
Montreal 15-3-6 36 95 52 9-0-3 6-3-3 7-2-2
Toronto 9-8-8 26 69 74 5-4-4 4-4-4 3-5-4
Detroit 8-14-5 21 69 89 6-5-1 2-9-4 3-5-3
Vancouver 7-16-4 18 63 93 5-7-2 2-9-2 1-8-4
Buffalo 6-16-5 17 73 105 4-6-2 2-10-3 1-6-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Min N Stars 18-5-3 39 76 42 9-3-1 9-2-2 11-1-1
Chicago 17-7-2 36 84 46 11-0-1 6-7-1 11-2-0
Pittsburgh 10-15-2 22 72 80 6-5-1 4-10-1 6-9-0
St Louis 9-13-4 22 75 84 6-5-3 3-8-1 4-5-1
California 9-16-3 21 84 117 5-7-3 4-9-0 3-8-1
Philadelphia 8-12-5 21 54 72 6-5-3 2-7-2 5-5-2
Los Angeles 5-21-1 11 53 113 2-9-0 3-12-1 1-11-1

NY Rangers 6, Vancouver 3
Boston 5, Pittsburgh 3
St Louis 2, Detroit 1
Buffalo 3, Min N Stars 1
Chicago 7, Los Angeles 0
Philadelphia 3, California 0