NHL Division Standings after Dec 9 in 1972-73 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Montreal 17-4-7 41 117 66 10-2-3 7-2-4 8-1-4
Boston 17-7-3 37 122 87 10-4-0 7-3-3 9-4-2
NY Rangers 17-8-3 37 107 73 11-2-1 6-6-2 6-5-1
Buffalo 13-8-7 33 102 84 11-0-3 2-8-4 7-4-2
Detroit 11-13-2 24 82 93 7-4-1 4-9-1 7-4-1
Toronto 9-13-5 23 89 87 6-3-4 3-10-1 3-7-2
Vancouver 8-17-3 19 83 117 6-7-1 2-10-2 4-7-2
NY Islanders 3-20-2 8 51 125 2-11-1 1-9-1 0-12-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Min N Stars 15-10-3 33 95 78 10-2-2 5-8-1 10-4-1
Chicago 15-9-2 32 96 73 9-3-1 6-6-1 6-6-1
Los Angeles 13-12-4 30 96 94 10-2-3 3-10-1 7-5-1
Pittsburgh 13-12-3 29 104 90 9-3-1 4-9-2 8-6-1
Philadelphia 12-12-4 28 101 99 11-3-1 1-9-3 5-4-3
Atl Flames 11-14-5 27 71 92 6-4-3 5-10-2 5-6-2
St Louis 9-12-5 23 63 80 6-6-3 3-6-2 3-7-2
California 4-16-6 14 66 107 2-5-4 2-11-2 2-8-3

Montreal 2, California 1
Toronto 5, Vancouver 5 (reg tie)
NY Rangers 4, NY Islanders 1
Boston 4, Philadelphia 3
Min N Stars 7, Detroit 0
Los Angeles 3, Pittsburgh 1
St Louis 2, Atl Flames 1