NHL Division Standings after Jan 6 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Boston 27-6-5 59 154 82 14-3-2 13-3-3 13-3-2
NY Rangers 26-6-6 58 170 86 16-2-3 10-4-3 10-4-2
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 8-23-10 26 112 161 6-10-4 2-13-6 2-10-5
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
St Louis 11-22-7 29 108 139 6-8-5 5-14-2 5-9-3
Philadelphia 11-20-6 28 84 118 9-8-3 2-12-3 6-7-3
Los Angeles 11-28-1 23 90 151 6-13-0 5-15-1 4-16-1

Boston 5, Buffalo 2
St Louis 3, Philadelphia 2