NHL Division Standings after Dec 22 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 22-5-6 50 148 78 13-1-3 9-4-3 9-3-2
Montreal 20-4-7 47 120 69 12-0-3 8-4-4 10-2-2
Boston 21-6-3 45 124 70 12-3-2 9-3-1 9-3-1
Toronto 15-10-8 38 98 89 8-5-4 7-5-4 5-6-4
Detroit 11-16-6 28 89 106 8-5-1 3-11-5 5-6-3
Vancouver 8-21-4 20 73 118 6-10-2 2-11-2 1-13-4
Buffalo 7-21-6 20 86 131 5-8-2 2-13-4 2-8-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 24-7-3 51 109 56 14-0-2 10-7-1 15-2-0
Min N Stars 20-9-4 44 92 62 11-4-1 9-5-3 13-3-1
California 10-17-7 27 100 134 6-8-6 4-9-1 3-9-3
Philadelphia 10-16-5 25 68 94 8-7-3 2-9-2 5-5-2
Pittsburgh 10-19-5 25 86 103 6-6-3 4-13-2 6-9-1
St Louis 9-20-5 23 87 111 6-8-3 3-12-2 4-9-2
Los Angeles 8-24-1 17 69 128 4-11-0 4-13-1 3-12-1

Montreal 4, Toronto 2
NY Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 2
Detroit 3, Vancouver 0
Chicago 4, California 1
Los Angeles 2, St Louis 1