The Blackhakws earn their first win in eight games with Mikita's (17) hat trick a highlight for them, R Hull (10) nabbed the game winner while Wharram (9) had a three-point night. This loss for the Bruins is their first on home ice (9-1-3) despite Stanfield (7) opening up the scoring with goals from Bucyk (10) and Shack (4) coming too late to matter.
The Montreal Canadians enjoy a four game winning run as Beliveau (3) and Cournoyer's (8) multi-point game allows Backstrom (4) to score the game winner. Los Angeles lose three straight for the third time this year; Joyal (6) and Labossiere (6) scored for the Kings.
Pittsburgh have won just two of their last ten as Giacomin earns his third shutout of the season to give the Rangers a third victory in five, Neilson (6) and Gilbert (8) shorthanded get on the scoresheet, and St Louis are tied for top spot in the West with a seventh win in ten games leaving the Minnesota North Stars with back-to-back losses for the first time with two wins in twelve.
Toronto are 3-1-1 after their seven game winless streak and they started out hot with Oliver (4) scoring just twenty-two seconds in. Walton (16) had a goal and two assists to pass the thirty point mark, F Mahovlich (7) scoring the game winner 3:20 into the final period before Carleton's (3) insurance. Despite this result Oakland 2-2-0 since their six game winless streak.
CHI DeJordy (7-4-4 .886) 32/35, Powerplay 0/3
BOS Cheevers (9-3-2 .888) 24/29, Powerplay 0/0
LAK Sawchuk (1-5-1 .888) 28/31, Powerplay 1/3
MON Worsley (5-5-2 .901) 25/27, Powerplay 0/0
NYR Giacomin (8-9-2 .886) 22/22, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkley (5-6-4 .909) 17/19, Powerplay 0/3
MIN Maniago (5-4-7 .905) 29/31, Powerplay 0/1
StL Hall (6-5-3 .898) 21/22, Powerplay 0/0
OAK Hodge (7-9-2 .904) 28/32, Powerplay 1/9
TOR Bower (6-4-2 .915) 17/19, Powerplay 0/0
|Toronto Maple Leafs||23||11||8||4||26|
|Detroit Red Wings||22||10||9||3||23|
|New York Rangers||21||9||9||3||21|
|St Louis Blues||21||10||7||4||24|
|Minnesota North Stars||21||7||6||8||22|
|Los Angeles Kings||22||6||13||3||15|