A few teams continued their recent skids with St Louis losing a third straight game with just a single win in their last nine; Williams (5) getting the Bruins over them for their first road win (1-3-0); and there was more bad news for Pittsburgh with Binkley earning his first defeat in goal leaving the Penguins with a single win in their last six; Masterson (4) for the North Stars has scored all his goals this year on the powerplay, this his second game winner.
Oakland lose a fourth on the bounce as they tried to intimidate the Rangers through two fights (T Pratt vs A Brown; K Douglas vs Fleming), but it's a brighter outlook for New York as they make it three wins in a row with Goyette grabbing a pair of assists and Giacomin stopping all twenty-two shots for a shutout. Finally Toronto get their game-winner against the Canadians from Stemkowski (1) but Walton's (7) goal and two helpers move up to twelve points on the year.
PIT Binkley (2-1-3 .908) 27/29, Powerplay 0/0
MIN Maniago (4-2-1 .907) 24/25, Powerplay 1/3
NYR Giacomin (5-4-0 .896) 22/22, Powerplay 1/3
OAK Hodge (3-4-0 .885) 25/28, Powerplay 0/0
BOS Cheevers (4-1-1 .897) 21/22, Powerplay 0/0
StL Hall (1-3-2 .887) 29/32, Powerplay 1/3
MON Worsley (1-3-1 .873) 23/26, Powerplay 0/4
TOR Gamble (4-1-0 .939) 22/24, Powerplay 1/9
|Toronto Maple Leafs||9||6||2||1||13|
|New York Rangers||10||6||4||0||12|
|Detroit Red Wings||9||4||4||1||9|
|Minnesota North Stars||8||4||2||2||10|
|St Louis Blues||9||2||4||3||7|
|Los Angeles Kings||9||3||6||0||6|