NHL Division Standings after Dec 10 in 1972-73 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Montreal 17-5-7 41 119 70 10-2-3 7-3-4 8-2-4
Boston 18-7-3 39 130 91 11-4-0 7-3-3 9-4-2
NY Rangers 18-8-3 39 111 74 12-2-1 6-6-2 7-5-1
Buffalo 14-8-7 35 106 86 12-0-3 2-8-4 8-4-2
Detroit 11-13-3 25 85 96 7-4-2 4-9-1 7-4-2
Toronto 9-14-5 23 91 92 6-3-4 3-11-1 3-7-2
Vancouver 8-17-4 20 86 120 6-7-1 2-10-3 4-7-3
NY Islanders 3-21-2 8 52 129 2-11-1 1-10-1 0-13-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 16-9-2 34 101 74 10-3-1 6-6-1 7-6-1
Min N Stars 15-11-3 33 96 83 10-2-2 5-9-1 10-5-1
Los Angeles 13-12-4 30 96 94 10-2-3 3-10-1 7-5-1
Philadelphia 13-12-4 30 106 101 12-3-1 1-9-3 5-4-3
Pittsburgh 13-12-3 29 104 90 9-3-1 4-9-2 8-6-1
Atl Flames 11-15-5 27 75 97 6-5-3 5-10-2 5-7-2
St Louis 10-12-5 25 68 84 6-6-3 4-6-2 4-7-2
California 4-17-6 14 70 115 2-5-4 2-12-2 2-8-3

Buffalo 4, Montreal 2
Philadelphia 5, Toronto 2
NY Rangers 4, NY Islanders 1
Boston 8, California 4
Detroit 3, Vancouver 3 (reg tie)
Chicago 5, Min N Stars 1
St Louis 5, Atl Flames 4