The LA Kings suffer a fifth loss in five games, their three goals in three minutes not enough to get them out of the hole they were in. Boston rampaged with Bucyk (15) scoring two goals and two assist, Stanfield (8) registering a three point game and Awrey (1) getting them underway with his first of the year.
G Tremblay (13) scored twice, B Harris assisting on both, to keep Montreal on the right track with just on defeat in their last nine, and New York had powerplay goals from Howell (2) and Kurtenbach (3). Philadelphia defeated the Blackhawks for their ninth win in twelve, Selby (9) grabbing a pair including the game winner while Sutherland (9) also score two as part of a three-pointer. Chicago have lost three on the bounce for the second time in eight games, W Maki (4), R Hull (11) and Mikita (19) doing what they could.
Pittsburgh would have been shutout if not for Price (1) and Andrea (1) scoring their first point and goal respectively as Minnesota ran wild over them. Connolly (15) and Cullen (9) scored twice each with seven points between them and Balon (5) knocked one home on the powerplay as part of a four point night to give the North Stars their first three-in-a-row of the year.
After their 0-5-2 run Toronto have since gone 5-2-1 with Gamble's shutout, his second, in St Louis. Despite not scoring himself Walton was involved in all three goals, Ellis (10) and F Mahovlich (10) twice scoring their goals on the man advantage. The Blues are four games without a win.
LAK Rutledge (8-8-2 .888) 36/43, Powerplay 2/4
BOS Johnston (5-2-2 .874) 25/28, Powerplay 1/3
MON Worsley (6-5-3 .906) 20/22, Powerplay 0/0
NYR Simmons (2-0-2 .915) 32/34, Powerplay 2/4
CHI DeJordy (7-6-4 .884) 36/41, Powerplay 0/1
PHI Parent (10-6-1 .906) 21/24, Powerplay 2/2
MIN Bauman (4-2-1 .906) 26/28, Powerplay 1/2
PIT Bassen (2-5-2 .885) 26/33, Powerplay 0/4
TOR Gamble (6-4-2 .919) 29/29, Powerplay 3/3
StL Hall (6-7-3 .892) 16/19, Powerplay 0/2
|Toronto Maple Leafs||26||13||9||4||30|
|Detroit Red Wings||26||12||11||3||27|
|New York Rangers||26||10||12||4||24|
|Minnesota North Stars||25||10||6||9||29|
|St Louis Blues||25||10||10||5||25|
|Los Angeles Kings||26||8||15||3||19|