NHL Division Standings after Oct 31 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 6-1-4 16 41 31 3-1-2 3-0-2 4-1-2
Montreal 6-2-2 14 42 26 3-0-1 3-2-1 4-1-1
Boston 6-3-1 13 35 25 3-2-1 3-1-0 4-2-1
Vancouver 4-7-2 10 36 44 2-5-1 2-2-1 0-3-2
Toronto 2-3-5 9 24 31 1-2-2 1-1-3 1-3-3
Buffalo 3-7-2 8 31 46 1-3-0 2-4-2 1-2-1
Detroit 3-8-0 6 30 46 3-3-0 0-5-0 1-3-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 9-3-0 18 38 23 3-0-0 6-3-0 6-1-0
Min N Stars 7-2-2 16 35 19 3-1-1 4-1-1 3-1-0
Pittsburgh 5-5-2 12 31 27 2-2-1 3-3-1 4-3-0
Philadelphia 5-4-1 11 27 32 3-1-0 2-3-1 3-2-1
California 3-5-3 9 38 43 0-5-3 3-0-0 1-2-1
St Louis 3-6-1 7 30 28 2-4-1 1-2-0 0-3-1
Los Angeles 2-8-1 5 24 41 0-6-0 2-2-1 1-6-1

Philadelphia 5, Montreal 3
NY Rangers 3, Toronto 3 (reg tie)
Boston 5, Min N Stars 2
Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1
California 2, Buffalo 2 (reg tie)
Vancouver 6, Chicago 2