NHL Division Standings after Dec 19 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 21-5-6 48 144 76 12-1-3 9-4-3 9-3-2
Boston 21-6-3 45 124 70 12-3-2 9-3-1 9-3-1
Montreal 19-4-7 45 116 67 11-0-3 8-4-4 9-2-2
Toronto 15-9-8 38 96 85 8-5-4 7-4-4 5-5-4
Detroit 10-16-6 26 86 106 7-5-1 3-11-5 4-6-3
Vancouver 8-20-4 20 73 115 6-10-2 2-10-2 1-12-4
Buffalo 7-21-6 20 86 131 5-8-2 2-13-4 2-8-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 23-7-3 49 105 55 14-0-2 9-7-1 14-2-0
Min N Stars 19-9-4 42 89 60 10-4-1 9-5-3 12-3-1
California 10-16-7 27 99 130 6-7-6 4-9-1 3-8-3
Philadelphia 10-16-5 25 68 94 8-7-3 2-9-2 5-5-2
Pittsburgh 10-18-5 25 84 99 6-6-3 4-12-2 6-9-1
St Louis 9-19-5 23 86 109 6-7-3 3-12-2 4-8-2
Los Angeles 7-23-1 15 65 124 4-11-0 3-12-1 2-11-1

California 3, Montreal 3 (reg tie)
Toronto 4, Philadelphia 0
NY Rangers 1, Min N Stars 1 (reg tie)
Boston 2, Pittsburgh 2 (reg tie)
Buffalo 5, Vancouver 1
Chicago 2, St Louis 0