Amadio (2) had a memorable game with two goals, an assist and a fight as his Kings side tied in Minnesota, and Philadelphia suffered their second defeat in a row with Montreal's Worsley shutting them out; Duff (2) scored the game winner to help the Canadians improve their recent record to one loss in six games.
Another shutout involving a Pennsylvanian newcomer resulted in Oakland dropping a fifth straight game despite Konik (4) of the Penguins becoming the only goalscorer of the game 15:56 into the second period. Detroit's Delvecchio (8) scored twice, both times assisted by Howe and Prentice, but they were already 0-4 down forcing the Red Wings to take out Edwards and install Crozier in goal just 7:17 into the match, Barclay Plager had four assists for the Blues and Sabourin (9) scored a goal and assist as St Louis ended a three game losing streak.
In the other game of the day New York were blitzed by a rampaging Leafs team who pushed Giacomin out of his net 17:05 into the second period after scoring a sixth goal past him on forty shots. Simmons fared little better with three goals against on twelve shots. For Toronto Ellis (8) scored a hat trick, Stemkowski (3) grabbed a pair and Bower registered his second shutout of the year. F Mahovlich took his assists into double figures on the year with four helpers, Walton has nine assists with his three tonight, and Pappin (1) scored a penalty shot.
LAK Rutledge (3-3-1 .887) 30/33, Powerplay 1/1
MIN Maniago (4-2-2 .907) 28/31, Powerplay 1/6
PHI Parent (2-5-0 .886) 32/35, 0/3
MON Worsley (2-3-1 .886) 16/16, Powerplay 2/3
PIT Binkley (3-1-3 .920) 27/27, Powerplay 0/1
OAK Hodge (3-5-0 .893) 21/22, Powerplay 0/0
DET Edwards (1-5-1 .870) 12/16, Crozier (2-1-0 .938) 14/17, Powerplay 1/1
StL Hall (2-3-2 .889) 35/39, Powerplay 1/1
NYR Giacomin (5-5-0 .887) 33/40, Simmons (1-0-0 .889) 9/12, Powerplay 0/6
TOR Bower (4-1-1 .938) 12/12, Powerplay 1/4
|Toronto Maple Leafs||11||8||2||1||17|
|New York Rangers||11||6||5||0||12|
|Detroit Red Wings||11||4||6||1||9|
|Minnesota North Stars||10||5||2||3||13|
|St Louis Blues||10||3||4||3||9|
|Los Angeles Kings||11||3||6||2||8|