NHL Division Standings after Dec 16 in 1972-73 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Montreal 19-5-8 46 128 75 10-2-3 9-3-5 9-2-4
Boston 19-8-3 41 137 100 12-4-0 7-4-3 10-5-2
NY Rangers 19-10-3 41 118 86 12-2-1 7-8-2 8-6-1
Buffalo 16-8-7 39 117 92 13-0-3 3-8-4 9-4-2
Detroit 12-14-3 27 89 99 7-5-2 5-9-1 8-4-2
Toronto 9-16-5 23 95 100 6-5-4 3-11-1 3-9-2
Vancouver 9-19-4 22 93 132 7-9-1 2-10-3 4-8-3
NY Islanders 3-23-3 9 58 144 2-12-2 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 17-11-3 37 108 86 12-2-2 5-9-1 11-5-1
Philadelphia 15-13-4 34 115 112 13-3-1 2-10-3 6-5-3
Pittsburgh 15-12-3 33 118 94 11-3-1 4-9-2 9-6-1
Los Angeles 14-13-4 32 100 98 11-3-3 3-10-1 8-5-1
Atl Flames 12-16-5 29 80 102 6-5-3 6-11-2 5-8-2
St Louis 10-14-6 26 78 97 6-7-3 4-7-3 4-8-2
California 4-19-7 15 79 130 2-6-5 2-13-2 2-9-3

Montreal 3, Los Angeles 1
Detroit 4, Toronto 1
Min N Stars 5, NY Rangers 1
Philadelphia 2, NY Islanders 1
Buffalo 4, St Louis 3
Vancouver 4, California 3
Pittsburgh 5, Atl Flames 3