NHL Division Standings after Dec 16 in 1973-74 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Boston 21-4-3 45 134 73 17-0-1 4-4-2 13-2-0
Montreal 17-7-4 38 96 74 6-5-1 11-2-3 6-4-2
NY Rangers 13-9-9 35 115 96 10-3-4 3-6-5 6-5-3
Toronto 14-11-6 34 104 85 7-5-3 7-6-3 5-6-4
Buffalo 14-13-2 30 99 95 9-5-1 5-8-1 7-7-2
Detroit 12-16-2 26 95 128 9-5-1 3-11-1 5-8-1
NY Islanders 5-16-8 18 68 95 5-6-4 0-10-4 3-10-2
Vancouver 6-16-5 17 66 97 5-5-4 1-11-1 3-6-3
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Philadelphia 17-7-4 38 81 46 8-4-2 9-3-2 10-4-1
Chicago 14-5-9 37 95 52 5-1-5 9-4-4 7-3-4
Atl Flames 13-11-6 32 74 80 6-6-3 7-5-3 5-5-4
St Louis 12-10-6 30 79 72 6-3-4 6-7-2 3-6-3
Min N Stars 8-14-7 23 83 99 7-8-1 1-6-6 4-5-4
Los Angeles 9-16-4 22 78 97 6-8-1 3-8-3 6-6-1
Pittsburgh 9-16-4 22 75 106 4-7-3 5-9-1 6-7-2
California 7-20-3 17 70 117 6-4-3 1-16-0 4-9-2

Chicago 6, NY Rangers 1
Philadelphia 4, NY Islanders 0
Boston 5, California 3
Detroit 7, Vancouver 5
St Louis 5, Buffalo 2
Pittsburgh 2, Atl Flames 1