NHL Division Standings after Dec 20 in 1972-73 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Montreal 20-5-8 48 132 77 11-2-3 9-3-5 10-2-4
Boston 21-8-3 45 145 105 12-4-0 9-4-3 10-5-2
NY Rangers 21-10-3 45 132 91 13-2-1 8-8-2 8-6-1
Buffalo 18-8-7 43 127 95 15-0-3 3-8-4 11-4-2
Detroit 14-14-3 31 99 104 9-5-2 5-9-1 8-4-2
Toronto 9-18-5 23 98 109 6-5-4 3-13-1 3-10-2
Vancouver 9-20-4 22 96 138 7-9-1 2-11-3 4-9-3
NY Islanders 3-25-3 9 60 152 2-12-2 1-13-1 0-14-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 20-10-2 42 122 83 12-3-1 8-7-1 10-7-1
Min N Stars 18-12-3 39 117 94 12-2-2 6-10-1 12-5-1
Philadelphia 15-15-4 34 119 121 13-4-1 2-11-3 6-6-3
Pittsburgh 15-14-3 33 121 106 11-4-1 4-10-2 9-6-1
Atl Flames 14-16-5 33 89 105 8-5-3 6-11-2 5-8-2
Los Angeles 14-15-4 32 101 104 11-3-3 3-12-1 8-6-1
St Louis 10-15-6 26 82 102 6-8-3 4-7-3 4-8-2
California 4-20-7 15 81 135 2-7-5 2-13-2 2-10-3

Montreal 4, NY Islanders 2
Atl Flames 5, Toronto 3
NY Rangers 5, St Louis 4
Detroit 4, Los Angeles 1
Buffalo 6, Vancouver 3
Chicago 4, Philadelphia 1
Min N Stars 5, California 2