NHL Division Standings after Dec 18 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 21-5-5 47 143 75 12-1-2 9-4-3 9-3-2
Boston 21-6-2 44 122 68 12-3-1 9-3-1 9-3-1
Montreal 19-4-6 44 113 64 11-0-3 8-4-3 9-2-2
Toronto 14-9-8 36 92 85 8-5-4 6-4-4 5-5-4
Detroit 10-16-6 26 86 106 7-5-1 3-11-5 4-6-3
Vancouver 8-19-4 20 72 110 6-10-2 2-9-2 1-11-4
Buffalo 6-21-6 18 81 130 4-8-2 2-13-4 1-8-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 22-7-3 47 103 55 13-0-2 9-7-1 13-2-0
Min N Stars 19-9-3 41 88 59 10-4-1 9-5-2 12-3-1
California 10-16-6 26 96 127 6-7-5 4-9-1 3-8-3
Philadelphia 10-15-5 25 68 90 8-6-3 2-9-2 5-5-2
Pittsburgh 10-18-4 24 82 97 6-6-3 4-12-1 6-9-1
St Louis 9-18-5 23 86 107 6-7-3 3-11-2 4-7-2
Los Angeles 7-23-1 15 65 124 4-11-0 3-12-1 2-11-1

Toronto 8, Buffalo 1
NY Rangers 5, St Louis 2
Boston 4, Pittsburgh 3
Los Angeles 4, Detroit 2
Chicago 4, Min N Stars 1