NHL Division Standings after Dec 3 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 16-3-4 36 110 53 9-1-2 7-2-2 8-2-2
Montreal 14-3-6 34 88 52 8-0-3 6-3-3 6-2-2
Boston 15-5-2 32 87 49 10-3-1 5-2-1 6-3-1
Toronto 9-7-8 26 66 69 5-3-4 4-4-4 3-4-4
Detroit 7-13-5 19 63 86 5-4-1 2-9-4 3-5-3
Vancouver 7-14-4 18 60 80 5-7-2 2-7-2 1-6-4
Buffalo 5-15-5 15 69 99 3-6-2 2-9-3 1-6-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Min N Stars 17-4-3 37 72 38 8-3-1 9-1-2 10-1-1
Chicago 16-7-2 34 77 46 10-0-1 6-7-1 10-2-0
California 9-15-3 21 84 114 5-7-3 4-8-0 3-7-1
Pittsburgh 9-14-2 20 65 73 5-5-1 4-9-1 6-9-0
Philadelphia 7-11-5 19 50 69 5-5-3 2-6-2 4-4-2
St Louis 7-13-4 18 68 82 5-5-3 2-8-1 4-5-1
Los Angeles 5-19-1 11 52 101 2-9-0 3-10-1 1-10-1

California 2, Chicago 1