NHL Division Standings after Oct 17 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 3-1-1 7 22 18 1-1-0 2-0-1 3-1-1
Boston 2-1-1 5 15 9 1-1-1 1-0-0 2-1-1
Vancouver 2-3-0 4 18 17 1-3-0 1-0-0 0-1-0
Montreal 1-1-2 4 18 16 1-0-1 0-1-1 1-1-1
Toronto 1-1-2 4 11 12 0-1-0 1-0-2 1-1-1
Detroit 1-3-0 2 10 18 1-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0
Buffalo 1-4-0 2 10 23 1-1-0 0-3-0 0-2-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 5-0-0 10 14 5 3-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-0
Pittsburgh 4-1-0 8 14 8 1-0-0 3-1-0 3-0-0
Min N Stars 2-1-1 5 10 8 0-1-1 2-0-0 0-1-0
Philadelphia 2-2-0 4 10 10 0-0-0 2-2-0 2-1-0
St Louis 2-3-0 4 18 13 2-1-0 0-2-0 0-2-0
Los Angeles 1-3-1 3 9 16 0-2-0 1-1-1 0-3-1
California 0-3-2 2 19 25 0-3-2 0-0-0 0-2-1

NY Rangers 8, Montreal 4
Boston 2, Toronto 2 (reg tie)
Detroit 5, St Louis 3
Min N Stars 3, Buffalo 2
Chicago 4, Los Angeles 0
Pittsburgh 4, California 2