NHL Division Standings after Dec 8 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 17-4-5 39 120 62 10-1-2 7-3-3 9-2-2
Boston 18-5-2 38 102 58 11-3-1 7-2-1 7-3-1
Montreal 16-3-6 38 99 54 10-0-3 6-3-3 8-2-2
Toronto 10-8-8 28 72 75 6-4-4 4-4-4 3-5-4
Detroit 8-15-5 21 71 93 6-5-1 2-10-4 3-6-3
Vancouver 8-16-4 20 65 94 6-7-2 2-9-2 1-8-4
Buffalo 6-16-5 17 73 105 4-6-2 2-10-3 1-6-4
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Min N Stars 18-6-3 39 77 45 9-3-1 9-3-2 11-1-1
Chicago 17-7-3 37 86 48 11-0-2 6-7-1 11-2-0
Pittsburgh 10-15-3 23 73 81 6-5-2 4-10-1 6-9-1
St Louis 9-14-4 22 76 86 6-5-3 3-9-1 4-5-1
California 9-16-4 22 85 118 5-7-3 4-9-1 3-8-2
Philadelphia 8-12-5 21 54 72 6-5-3 2-7-2 5-5-2
Los Angeles 5-22-1 11 56 118 2-10-0 3-12-1 1-11-1

Montreal 4, Detroit 2
Toronto 3, Min N Stars 1
Chicago 2, NY Rangers 2 (reg tie)
Boston 5, Los Angeles 3
Pittsburgh 1, California 1 (reg tie)