NHL Division Standings after Dec 28 in 1972-73 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Montreal 22-6-8 52 144 84 12-2-3 10-4-5 10-2-4
Boston 24-8-3 51 159 108 14-4-0 10-4-3 11-5-2
NY Rangers 22-12-3 47 140 100 14-4-1 8-8-2 9-7-1
Buffalo 20-10-7 47 141 104 16-0-3 4-10-4 12-4-2
Detroit 15-16-4 34 106 119 10-5-3 5-11-1 9-6-2
Toronto 10-19-6 26 107 120 7-5-5 3-14-1 3-10-2
Vancouver 10-21-5 25 105 150 8-9-1 2-12-4 4-10-4
NY Islanders 4-26-4 12 69 162 3-12-3 1-14-1 0-14-1
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 21-13-2 44 135 102 13-4-1 8-9-1 10-8-1
Min N Stars 19-13-3 41 122 100 13-2-2 6-11-1 12-5-1
Los Angeles 17-16-4 38 115 114 13-3-3 4-13-1 9-7-1
Philadelphia 16-16-5 37 128 132 14-4-1 2-12-4 7-7-4
Pittsburgh 15-15-5 35 128 116 11-4-1 4-11-4 9-6-1
Atl Flames 15-18-5 35 96 113 8-6-3 7-12-2 5-8-2
St Louis 12-16-6 30 94 110 7-9-3 5-7-3 6-8-2
California 5-22-8 18 93 148 3-8-6 2-14-2 2-11-4

Buffalo 8, Chicago 2