NHL Division Standings after Dec 21 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 22-8-3 47 153 106 13-4-0 9-4-3 11-5-2
NY Rangers 21-11-3 45 134 96 13-3-1 8-8-2 8-6-1
Buffalo 18-8-7 43 127 95 15-0-3 3-8-4 11-4-2
Detroit 14-15-3 31 100 112 9-5-2 5-10-1 8-5-2
Toronto 9-18-5 23 98 109 6-5-4 3-13-1 3-10-2
Vancouver 9-20-5 23 100 142 7-9-1 2-11-4 4-9-4
NY Islanders 3-25-4 10 64 156 2-12-3 1-13-1 0-14-1
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 16-15-4 36 125 124 14-4-1 2-11-3 7-6-3
Atl Flames 15-16-5 35 94 107 8-5-3 7-11-2 5-8-2
Pittsburgh 15-14-3 33 121 106 11-4-1 4-10-2 9-6-1
Los Angeles 14-16-4 32 104 110 11-3-3 3-13-1 8-7-1
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

Atl Flames 5, NY Rangers 2
NY Islanders 4, Vancouver 4 (reg tie)
Boston 8, Detroit 1
Philadelphia 6, Los Angeles 3