NHL Division Standings after Dec 11 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 18-4-5 41 125 62 10-1-2 8-3-3 9-2-2
Boston 19-5-2 40 108 60 11-3-1 8-2-1 8-3-1
Montreal 17-3-6 40 103 57 11-0-3 6-3-3 8-2-2
Toronto 10-9-8 28 73 78 6-5-4 4-4-4 3-5-4
Detroit 9-15-5 23 77 96 7-5-1 2-10-4 3-6-3
Vancouver 8-17-4 20 67 100 6-8-2 2-9-2 1-9-4
Buffalo 6-17-6 18 77 111 4-7-2 2-10-4 1-6-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 19-7-3 41 92 50 11-0-2 8-7-1 11-2-0
Min N Stars 18-7-3 39 80 49 9-3-1 9-4-2 11-1-1
Pittsburgh 10-15-4 24 76 84 6-5-3 4-10-1 6-9-1
St Louis 9-15-5 23 81 94 6-5-3 3-10-2 4-6-2
California 9-16-5 23 89 122 5-7-4 4-9-1 3-8-3
Philadelphia 8-14-5 21 57 83 6-6-3 2-8-2 5-5-2
Los Angeles 6-22-1 13 60 119 3-10-0 3-12-1 2-11-1

Montreal 4, Min N Stars 3
Chicago 3, Toronto 1
Boston 6, Vancouver 2
Detroit 6, Philadelphia 3
Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 3 (reg tie)
Los Angeles 4, St Louis 1