Two goals from Stanfield (3) with some insurance from unexpected players Krake (1) and Lonsberry (1), the latter of which scored the game winning goal as his first point of the season, moved Boston to a fourth straight win and are 4-0-1 at home; Oakland had a first-time scorer of their own as K Douglas (2) grabbed a pair in the third period.
The Maple Leafs are winless in their last four now as M Pronovost's (2) goal just forty-four seconds after the first interval cancelled out Cullen's (2) powerplay effort 4:50 into the first period. This is the third tie in a row for the North Stars. Mikita (10) scores a pair for the Blackhawks but it's Montreal who run away with the points thanks to a four goal haul in the final period. G Tremblay (5) scored twice and added an assist while Backstrom registered three helpers and T Harris (2) scored the empty netter as part of his two point night.
St Louis earn their first ever road win (1-1-4) thanks to Berenson (3) and his game winner; J Roberts assisted on both Blues goals condemning the Penguins to a third straight defeat with one victory in their last six despite Bathgate (5) getting on the scoresheet.
OAK Hodge (5-6-0 .900) 36/41, Powerplay 1/7
BOS Johnston (1-2-0 .878) 27/30, Powerplay 1/2
TOR Gamble (4-3-1 .919) 20/21, Powerplay 0/0
MIN Maniago (4-2-4 .905) 16/17, Powerplay 1/4
CHI D Dryden (1-3-0 .882) 29/34, Powerplay 1/3
MON Vachon (3-3-1 .883) 19/22, Powerplay 0/0
StL Martin (2-1-1 .903) 16/17, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkley (3-3-3 .912) 30/32, Powerplay 0/1
|Toronto Maple Leafs||15||8||5||2||18|
|Detroit Red Wings||13||6||6||1||13|
|New York Rangers||12||6||6||0||12|
|Minnesota North Stars||12||5||2||5||15|
|St Louis Blues||12||4||4||4||12|
|Los Angeles Kings||14||4||8||2||10|