NHL Division Standings after Dec 12 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 19-4-5 43 131 63 11-1-2 8-3-3 9-2-2
Boston 19-6-2 40 110 64 11-3-1 8-3-1 8-3-1
Montreal 17-4-6 40 104 61 11-0-3 6-4-3 8-2-2
Toronto 11-9-8 30 77 80 6-5-4 5-4-4 4-5-4
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 6-18-6 18 79 115 4-8-2 2-10-4 1-7-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 20-7-3 43 97 53 12-0-2 8-7-1 12-2-0
Min N Stars 18-8-3 39 83 54 9-3-1 9-5-2 11-2-1
California 10-16-5 25 93 124 6-7-4 4-9-1 3-8-3
Pittsburgh 10-16-4 24 77 90 6-5-3 4-11-1 6-9-1
Philadelphia 9-14-5 23 61 84 7-6-3 2-8-2 5-5-2
St Louis 9-15-5 23 81 94 6-5-3 3-10-2 4-6-2
Los Angeles 6-22-1 13 60 119 3-10-0 3-12-1 2-11-1

Philadelphia 4, Montreal 1
Toronto 4, Buffalo 2
NY Rangers 6, Pittsburgh 1
California 4, Boston 2
Chicago 5, Min N Stars 3