NHL Division Standings after Dec 26 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 24-5-6 54 155 80 14-1-3 10-4-3 10-3-2
Boston 23-6-4 50 136 76 14-3-2 9-3-2 10-3-2
Montreal 20-6-7 47 123 78 12-0-3 8-6-4 10-3-2
Toronto 16-11-8 40 104 95 9-5-4 7-6-4 6-7-4
Detroit 12-17-6 30 97 112 9-5-1 3-12-5 5-7-3
Buffalo 8-21-8 24 100 142 6-8-3 2-13-5 2-8-5
Vancouver 9-21-4 22 79 120 7-10-2 2-11-2 1-13-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 25-7-3 53 115 59 15-0-2 10-7-1 16-2-0
Min N Stars 20-11-4 44 94 69 11-5-1 9-6-3 13-3-1
California 11-18-7 29 105 141 6-8-6 5-10-1 4-9-3
Philadelphia 11-17-5 27 75 100 9-7-3 2-10-2 6-5-2
Pittsburgh 11-20-5 27 91 111 7-6-3 4-14-2 6-10-1
St Louis 9-21-6 24 94 121 6-8-4 3-13-2 4-9-2
Los Angeles 8-26-1 17 73 137 4-12-0 4-14-1 3-14-1

NY Rangers 5, Montreal 1
Boston 3, Toronto 1
Detroit 5, Min N Stars 1
Buffalo 6, St Louis 3
Vancouver 6, California 2
Chicago 6, Los Angeles 3
Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 1