NHL Division Standings after Dec 15 in 1972-73 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Montreal 18-5-8 44 125 74 10-2-3 8-3-5 9-2-4
Boston 19-8-3 41 137 100 12-4-0 7-4-3 10-5-2
NY Rangers 19-9-3 41 117 81 12-2-1 7-7-2 8-6-1
Buffalo 15-8-7 37 113 89 13-0-3 2-8-4 9-4-2
Detroit 11-14-3 25 85 98 7-5-2 4-9-1 7-4-2
Toronto 9-15-5 23 94 96 6-4-4 3-11-1 3-8-2
Vancouver 8-19-4 20 89 129 6-9-1 2-10-3 4-8-3
NY Islanders 3-22-3 9 57 142 2-11-2 1-11-1 0-13-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 18-10-2 38 116 82 10-3-1 8-7-1 8-7-1
Min N Stars 16-11-3 35 103 85 11-2-2 5-9-1 11-5-1
Los Angeles 14-12-4 32 99 95 11-2-3 3-10-1 8-5-1
Philadelphia 14-13-4 32 113 111 13-3-1 1-10-3 6-5-3
Pittsburgh 14-12-3 31 113 91 10-3-1 4-9-2 8-6-1
Atl Flames 12-15-5 29 77 97 6-5-3 6-10-2 5-7-2
St Louis 10-13-6 26 75 93 6-6-3 4-7-3 4-8-2
California 4-18-7 15 76 126 2-6-5 2-12-2 2-9-3

Montreal 4, Vancouver 2
Chicago 9, California 4