NHL Division Standings after Jan 16 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Boston 29-7-7 65 173 94 16-3-3 13-4-4 14-3-2
NY Rangers 28-7-7 63 191 97 17-2-3 11-5-4 11-5-2
Montreal 25-11-7 57 168 116 17-0-3 8-11-4 12-6-2
Toronto 20-14-10 50 128 118 11-8-6 9-6-4 9-8-4
Detroit 18-19-7 43 140 145 14-5-1 4-14-6 7-8-3
Buffalo 9-26-10 28 121 176 7-12-4 2-14-6 3-13-5
Vancouver 11-25-5 27 101 146 8-11-3 3-14-2 1-14-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 29-9-5 63 144 82 18-1-4 11-8-1 19-2-1
Min N Stars 22-15-6 50 110 94 12-6-2 10-9-4 14-6-1
St Louis 15-22-7 37 131 150 9-8-5 6-14-2 6-9-3
California 14-23-9 37 138 181 9-8-7 5-15-2 6-11-3
Philadelphia 12-22-8 32 101 135 10-8-4 2-14-4 7-8-4
Pittsburgh 12-24-8 32 108 140 8-8-5 4-16-3 7-11-2
Los Angeles 11-31-4 26 101 181 6-13-0 5-18-4 4-16-2

Buffalo 4, Montreal 2
St Louis 4, Toronto 3
Boston 9, Detroit 2
Chicago 3, Min N Stars 2
Philadelphia 3, Los Angeles 3 (reg tie)