NHL Division Standings after Dec 4 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 16-4-4 36 112 57 9-1-2 7-3-2 8-2-2
Montreal 15-3-6 36 95 52 9-0-3 6-3-3 7-2-2
Boston 16-5-2 34 92 52 10-3-1 6-2-1 7-3-1
Toronto 9-8-8 26 69 74 5-4-4 4-4-4 3-5-4
Detroit 8-13-5 21 68 87 6-4-1 2-9-4 3-5-3
Vancouver 7-15-4 18 60 87 5-7-2 2-8-2 1-7-4
Buffalo 5-16-5 15 70 104 3-6-2 2-10-3 1-6-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Min N Stars 18-4-3 39 75 39 9-3-1 9-1-2 11-1-1
Chicago 16-7-2 34 77 46 10-0-1 6-7-1 10-2-0
Pittsburgh 10-14-2 22 69 75 6-5-1 4-9-1 6-9-0
California 9-15-3 21 84 114 5-7-3 4-8-0 3-7-1
St Louis 8-13-4 20 73 83 6-5-3 2-8-1 4-5-1
Philadelphia 7-12-5 19 51 72 5-5-3 2-7-2 4-5-2
Los Angeles 5-20-1 11 53 106 2-9-0 3-11-1 1-10-1

Montreal 7, Vancouver 0
Boston 5, Toronto 3
Pittsburgh 4, NY Rangers 2
Detroit 5, Los Angeles 1
St Louis 5, Buffalo 1
Min N Stars 3, Philadelphia 1