Montreal pick up their first point on the road with G Tremblay (9) scoring a pair, but Minnesota's P MacDonald (4) and Goldsworthy had two point games to help them tie their fourth game in a row with just one loss in ten. It's four losses in the last six for Oakland with Caron (3) scoring their only goal against the Kings who win back to back games for the first time this year; L MacDonald (7), Flett (6) and B Smith's (5) first game winning goal put them over their in-state rivals.
Philadelphia lose for the fourth time in six games, Binkley earning his second shutout of the year for the Penguins who had goals from Bathgate (6) and Schinkel (4) to end their three game skid. Cameron (2) gave the Blues a 1-0 lead 4:18 in but St Louis suffer their first defeat in five games as Chicago roar back with Martin (7) scoring twice, R Hull (7) enjoying a three point night, and D Jarrett (1) scoring the game winner.
Toronto are still in a slump with just one point in their last five games despite Walton (13) giving the Maple Leafs the lead 3:24 in on the powerplay. F Mahovlich (4) joined his teammate on a multi-point match but two goals each from Lonsberry (2) and Hodge (8) puts Boston on top of the league with a sixth consecutive victory.
MON Worsley (3-4-2 .885) 26/28, Powerplay 0/0
MIN Maniago (4-2-5 .905) 18/20, Powerplay 0/0
LAK Rutledge (5-4-1 .897) 23/24, Powerplay 1/3
OAK Hodge (5-7-0 .901) 30/33, Powerplay 0/0
PHI Parent (3-6-0 .901) 21/23, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkley (4-3-3 .917) 16/16, Powerplay 0/8
CHI DeJordy (6-2-2 .876) 20/21, Powerplay 2/3
StL Hall (3-4-3 .886) 25/29, Powerplay 0/0
BOS Cheevers (8-1-1 .900) 24/26, Powerplay 2/12
TOR Bower (4-3-1 .916) 32/38, Powerplay 1/3
|Toronto Maple Leafs||16||8||6||2||18|
|Detroit Red Wings||14||7||6||1||15|
|New York Rangers||13||6||6||1||13|
|Minnesota North Stars||13||5||2||6||16|
|St Louis Blues||14||5||5||4||14|
|Los Angeles Kings||15||5||8||2||12|