NHL Division Standings after Dec 9 in 1973-74 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Boston 18-4-3 39 118 66 14-0-1 4-4-2 12-2-0
Montreal 16-7-2 34 86 68 6-5-1 10-2-1 6-4-1
NY Rangers 13-8-7 33 111 87 10-2-3 3-6-4 6-5-1
Toronto 13-10-5 31 93 75 7-5-2 6-5-3 5-6-3
Buffalo 14-11-1 29 93 85 9-4-1 5-7-0 7-7-1
Detroit 9-16-2 20 79 120 7-5-1 2-11-1 4-8-1
Vancouver 6-14-4 16 57 81 5-5-3 1-9-1 3-4-2
NY Islanders 4-14-7 15 57 82 4-6-3 0-8-4 3-10-2
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Philadelphia 16-6-3 35 73 41 7-3-2 9-3-1 10-3-0
Chicago 13-5-7 33 84 46 5-1-4 8-4-3 7-3-3
Atl Flames 12-9-6 30 69 70 6-4-3 6-5-3 4-4-4
St Louis 10-9-6 26 64 60 5-3-4 5-6-2 3-6-3
Los Angeles 8-14-4 20 70 83 5-7-1 3-7-3 6-5-1
Min N Stars 6-13-7 19 71 89 5-8-1 1-5-6 3-5-4
Pittsburgh 7-15-4 18 64 102 3-6-3 4-9-1 4-7-2
California 7-17-2 16 61 95 6-4-2 1-13-0 4-8-2

Buffalo 5, Toronto 2
NY Rangers 6, California 3
Philadelphia 3, Boston 3 (reg tie)
Chicago 5, Min N Stars 3