NHL Division Standings after Dec 23 in 1973-74 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Boston 23-5-3 49 146 85 19-0-1 4-5-2 14-3-0
Montreal 19-7-6 44 110 79 8-5-1 11-2-5 7-4-4
NY Rangers 15-10-9 39 125 102 11-3-4 4-7-5 7-5-3
Toronto 15-13-6 36 116 98 8-6-3 7-7-3 5-8-4
Buffalo 15-14-4 34 107 108 10-5-2 5-9-2 7-8-3
Detroit 13-17-3 29 105 139 10-5-2 3-12-1 6-9-1
NY Islanders 6-16-10 22 75 100 5-6-6 1-10-4 3-10-4
Vancouver 7-18-6 20 79 118 5-5-4 2-13-2 4-6-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Philadelphia 19-7-4 42 94 51 10-4-2 9-3-2 11-4-1
Chicago 15-6-10 40 105 60 6-1-6 9-5-4 7-4-4
St Louis 14-11-6 34 86 78 7-4-4 7-7-2 5-6-3
Atl Flames 14-13-6 34 80 87 7-7-3 7-6-3 5-7-4
Min N Stars 9-15-8 26 91 108 8-8-1 1-7-7 5-6-5
Los Angeles 10-17-5 25 88 106 7-8-1 3-9-4 7-7-1
Pittsburgh 9-19-4 22 83 119 4-8-3 5-11-1 6-7-2
California 7-22-4 18 76 128 6-4-4 1-18-0 4-9-3

NY Islanders 1, Montreal 1 (reg tie)
Boston 4, Toronto 3
Atl Flames 3, NY Rangers 1
Buffalo 3, Pittsburgh 2
Chicago 6, Vancouver 2
California 2, Min N Stars 2 (reg tie)