NHL Division Standings after Jan 5 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 26-6-6 58 170 86 16-2-3 10-4-3 10-4-2
Boston 26-6-5 57 149 80 14-3-2 12-3-3 12-3-2
Montreal 22-8-7 51 138 95 14-0-3 8-8-4 11-5-2
Toronto 18-13-8 44 116 107 10-7-4 8-6-4 7-8-4
Detroit 15-18-6 36 118 126 11-5-1 4-13-5 7-7-3
Buffalo 8-22-10 26 110 156 6-9-4 2-13-6 2-9-5
Vancouver 9-24-4 22 87 135 7-11-2 2-13-2 1-14-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 26-8-4 56 125 69 16-1-3 10-7-1 17-2-1
Min N Stars 22-11-5 49 103 75 12-5-2 10-6-3 14-3-1
California 12-21-8 32 121 160 7-8-6 5-13-2 5-10-3
Pittsburgh 11-21-7 29 99 121 7-7-4 4-14-3 6-10-2
Philadelphia 11-19-6 28 82 115 9-7-3 2-12-3 6-6-3
St Louis 10-22-7 27 105 137 6-8-5 4-14-2 4-9-3
Los Angeles 11-28-1 23 90 151 6-13-0 5-15-1 4-16-1

Montreal 6, Vancouver 4
Boston 2, Toronto 0
NY Rangers 9, St Louis 1
Min N Stars 4, Detroit 2
Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 3 (reg tie)
California 6, Los Angeles 2