NHL Division Standings after Dec 17 in 1947-48 season

  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away
Toronto 12-7-5 29 77 60 8-2-2 4-5-3
Detroit 12-7-4 28 73 60 7-3-2 5-4-2
NY Rangers 11-9-3 25 77 79 5-4-2 6-5-1
Boston 9-8-6 24 69 58 5-1-5 4-7-1
Montreal 9-10-4 22 57 57 6-5-0 3-5-4
Chicago 5-17-2 12 77 116 3-9-1 2-8-1

NY Rangers 5, Boston 2
Detroit 7, Chicago 1