NHL Division Standings after Dec 12 in 1996-97 season

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Cnf Icf
Florida 17-6-7 41 90 64 9-2-4 8-4-3 6-4-3 11-6-4 6-0-3
Philadelphia 17-12-2 36 89 84 8-6-1 9-6-1 6-7-1 10-9-1 7-3-1
New Jersey 16-11-1 33 76 71 9-5-1 7-6-0 6-4-0 9-6-1 7-5-0
NY Rangers 13-14-5 31 109 93 7-7-2 6-7-3 1-8-4 6-9-5 7-5-0
NY Islanders 10-11-8 28 80 77 7-6-2 3-5-6 7-3-2 7-6-4 3-5-4
Washington 13-15-1 27 74 76 6-7-1 7-8-0 9-5-0 12-9-1 1-6-0
Tampa Bay 9-15-3 21 75 86 2-8-3 7-7-0 3-7-0 5-11-1 4-4-2
Northeast Division W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Cnf Icf
Hartford 14-8-6 34 90 85 9-4-1 5-4-5 6-2-3 10-4-5 4-4-1
Buffalo 14-13-2 30 85 85 7-4-1 7-9-1 6-3-0 10-7-0 4-6-2
Pittsburgh 13-13-3 29 103 103 8-2-2 5-11-1 6-4-2 8-10-3 5-3-0
Montreal 12-15-4 28 104 109 8-5-2 4-10-2 1-5-2 4-10-2 8-5-2
Boston 10-13-5 25 81 97 5-10-4 5-3-1 3-5-1 5-7-3 5-6-2
Ottawa 8-12-7 23 72 84 4-5-4 4-7-3 2-5-2 5-8-4 3-4-3
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Cnf Icf
Detroit 16-9-5 37 87 55 10-4-3 6-5-2 3-3-2 8-6-4 8-3-1
Dallas 16-10-3 35 83 72 8-6-2 8-4-1 5-3-1 10-7-2 6-3-1
St Louis 15-14-1 31 90 91 7-7-0 8-7-1 4-5-1 14-9-1 1-5-0
Chicago 12-16-3 27 77 82 5-9-0 7-7-3 5-3-1 9-11-2 3-5-1
Toronto 12-18-0 24 86 105 9-7-0 3-11-0 5-6-0 9-10-0 3-8-0
Phoenix 10-15-4 24 69 90 5-8-4 5-7-0 2-4-1 6-9-1 4-6-3
Pacific Division W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Cnf Icf
Colorado 18-8-4 40 108 65 10-3-3 8-5-1 8-2-2 13-5-2 5-3-2
Edmonton 14-15-3 31 103 95 7-6-1 7-9-2 5-7-0 8-13-2 6-2-1
Vancouver 14-13-1 29 87 92 7-6-0 7-7-1 4-4-0 8-6-1 6-7-0
Los Angeles 12-15-3 27 80 95 6-7-1 6-8-2 2-5-1 6-9-1 6-6-2
San Jose 11-14-4 26 75 93 5-7-2 6-7-2 3-5-0 9-9-0 2-5-4
Calgary 11-16-4 26 76 84 6-6-1 5-10-3 5-5-1 7-12-2 4-4-2
Anaheim 10-16-5 25 85 101 7-9-2 3-7-3 4-3-2 8-9-2 2-7-3

Calgary 5, Los Angeles 1
Detroit 6, Chicago 2
Tampa Bay 2, Edmonton 2 (OT tie)
Philadelphia 3, Hartford 2
New Jersey 7, Boston 4