A full compliment of matches on the night and Oakland are six without a win with only two in their last thirteen, this after a tie in Los Angeles where the Kings, who have two wins in their last twelve, had to twice come back from a goal down. Flett (7) tied it the first time after the Seals took the lead through Hicke (9) and then Campbell (1) equalised for the second time, B Harris (4) putting the Seals up again.
Chicago have just one win in six even with goals from Nesterenko (3), Mikita (13) and R Hull (8) as the Rangers take their first victory in seven. Gilbert (6) had three points on the night and both Hadfield (6) and Seiling (3) had multi point games.
Philadelphia put an end to the Red Wings' winning streak at six games as Angotti (5), who leads the Flyers in assists (9), had a 2+2 game. Goals from Van Impe (1) and Selby (6) added to multi point matches from Dornhoefer and Kennedy to give their side a fourth straight win, six in the last eight. Henderson (2) scored for Detroit on the powerplay.
Rivard (1) and Dillabough (1) opened their accounts to help the Penguins to a 4-4 tie against a Boston Bruins side who have not lost in eleven games. Bucyk (8) had a goal and assist but Boston ultimately lost a point as they lead 3-1 and 4-2.
After Montreal took a 2-1 through Lamaire (5) and Cournoyer (5) in the first period St Louis took over with goals from Berenson (4) and Melnyk (5) who grabbed his game winner on the powerplay, and Toronto finally end the rot and win for the first time in eight attempts. Armstrong (6) scored twice and set up the game wining goal for Conacher (4), his second of the night, and Pulford contributed with three assists taking him to ten on the year. Masterson missed a penalty shot in the third period with the North Stars down 3-4, Connolly (9) scored Minnesota's first shorthanded goal and McMahon had three minor penalties along with two assists as their side goes seven without a win (0-2-5)
OAK Hodge (5-8-2 .899) 28/30, Powerplay 1/5
LAK Rutledge (5-5-2 .894) 17/19, Powerplay 0/0
CHI D Dryden (1-5-0 .870) 28/33, Powerplay 0/0
NYR Giacomin (6-7-2 .884) 19/22, Powerplay 1/1
DET Edwards (3-6-2 .874) 39/46, Powerplay 1/6
PHI Parent (6-6-0 .907) 23/24, Powerplay 1/8
BOS Johnston (2-2-1 .879) 26/30, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkley (4-4-4 .911) 28/32, Powerplay 0/0
MON Worsley (4-5-2 .890) 32/36, Powerplay 0/3
StL Hall (4-5-3 .887) 25/27, Powerplay 2/9
MIN Maniago (4-3-6 .900) 34/39, Powerplay 0/4
TOR Gamble (5-4-1 .911) 21/24, Powerplay 0/3
|Toronto Maple Leafs||19||9||7||3||21|
|Detroit Red Wings||18||9||7||2||20|
|New York Rangers||17||7||7||3||17|
|St Louis Blues||17||7||6||4||18|
|Minnesota North Stars||16||5||4||7||17|
|Los Angeles Kings||18||5||10||3||13|