NHL Division Standings after Oct 16 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 2-1-1 5 14 14 0-1-0 2-0-1 2-1-1
Boston 2-1-0 4 13 7 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
Vancouver 2-3-0 4 18 17 1-3-0 1-0-0 0-1-0
Montreal 1-0-2 4 14 8 1-0-1 0-0-1 1-0-1
Toronto 1-1-1 3 9 10 0-1-0 1-0-1 1-1-0
Buffalo 1-3-0 2 8 20 1-0-0 0-3-0 0-2-0
Detroit 0-3-0 0 5 15 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 4-0-0 8 10 5 2-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0
Pittsburgh 3-1-0 6 10 6 1-0-0 2-1-0 2-0-0
Philadelphia 2-2-0 4 10 10 0-0-0 2-2-0 2-1-0
St Louis 2-2-0 4 15 8 2-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0
Min N Stars 1-1-1 3 7 6 0-1-1 1-0-0 0-1-0
Los Angeles 1-2-1 3 9 12 0-2-0 1-0-1 0-2-1
California 0-2-2 2 17 21 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-1-1

Montreal 9, Buffalo 3
NY Rangers 5, Toronto 3
St Louis 9, Detroit 2
Pittsburgh 2, Vancouver 1
Chicago 3, Min N Stars 2
Philadelphia 1, Los Angeles 0