NHL Division Standings after Dec 24 in 1972-73 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Montreal 21-5-8 50 138 80 12-2-3 9-3-5 10-2-4
Boston 23-8-3 49 156 107 14-4-0 9-4-3 11-5-2
NY Rangers 22-11-3 47 139 96 14-3-1 8-8-2 9-6-1
Buffalo 18-10-7 43 129 101 15-0-3 3-10-4 11-4-2
Detroit 15-16-3 33 105 118 10-5-2 5-11-1 9-6-2
Toronto 10-19-5 25 104 117 7-5-4 3-14-1 3-10-2
Vancouver 9-21-5 23 101 147 7-9-1 2-12-4 4-10-4
NY Islanders 4-25-4 12 68 158 3-12-3 1-13-1 0-14-1
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 21-11-2 44 130 89 13-3-1 8-8-1 10-7-1
Min N Stars 18-13-3 39 119 98 12-2-2 6-11-1 12-5-1
Los Angeles 16-16-4 36 111 113 12-3-3 4-13-1 9-7-1
Philadelphia 16-16-4 36 126 130 14-4-1 2-12-3 7-7-3
Atl Flames 15-17-5 35 95 110 8-5-3 7-12-2 5-8-2
Pittsburgh 15-15-3 33 124 112 11-4-1 4-11-2 9-6-1
St Louis 11-15-6 28 88 103 7-8-3 4-7-3 5-8-2
California 5-21-7 17 88 142 3-8-5 2-13-2 2-11-3

Chicago 5, Toronto 1
NY Rangers 5, Detroit 0
Los Angeles 5, California 3