New York blew a 3-1 lead after the first period with their goals coming from Hadfield (5), Kurtenbach (1) and R Stewart (4). The Bruins tied the game through Hodge (9) 13:26 into the third period, Esposito (8) and Shack's (1) two point game also helped in keeping them unbeaten in nine games (7-0-2). Philadelphia edged out a win in Minnesota, Selby (4) with his first game winning goal giving the Flyers back-to-back wins for the first time; Minnesota were 2-1 up 6:15 into the middle frame thanks to Connolly (8) and Cullen (3) but they are now winless in their last five (0-1-4).
Oakland are another team in the dumps with just two wins out of thirteen and winless in five straight as Montreal come to town for a 3-1 win. Cahan (3) gave the Seals the lead 18:$5 into the opening period, and this lasted until 12:31 in the second when Cournoyer (4) tied it up before setting Lamaire (4) for the game winner and the Canadians enjoy their first road win of the year (1-7-1).
Pittsburgh almost staged an impressive comeback trailing 1-4 after two periods but St Louis' McKenney (3) scored twice with the game winner and an empty netter as the Blues continue their good form with a single loss in the last six games (4-1-1). Schinkel (5) and K McCreary (3) scored for the Penguins adding to Bathgate's (8) first period goal to keep them from winning more than once in the last five. Finally Toronto go a sixth match without victory as the goals from Stanley (2) and L Hillman (1) were the filling in in Mikita (12) sandwich.
NYR Simmons (1-0-1 .899) 29/33, Powerplay 3/6
BOS Cheevers (8-1-2 .898) 29/33, Powerplay 2/9
PHI Parent (4-6-0 .902) 22/24, Powerplay 1/4
MIN Bauman (2-1-0 .892) 22/25, Powerplay 1/1
MON Worsley (4-4-2 .890) 20/21, Powerplay 1/5
OAK Hodge (5-8-1 .896) 15/18, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkey (4-4-3 .914) 32/36, Powerplay 0/0
StL Martin (3-1-1 .895) 18/21, Powerplay 0/0
CHI DeJordy (6-2-3 .878) 22/24, Powerplay 0/0
TOR Bower (4-3-2 .913) 13/15, Powerplay 0/0
|Toronto Maple Leafs||17||8||6||3||19|
|Detroit Red Wings||16||8||6||2||18|
|New York Rangers||15||6||7||2||14|
|Minnesota North Stars||14||5||3||6||16|
|St Louis Blues||15||6||5||4||16|
|Los Angeles Kings||16||5||9||2||12|