The fight between Pittsburgh's Boivin and Marotte of the Hawks with the score tied at 1-1 turned the game in favour of the Penguins to give them their first back-to-back wins of the season. Bathgate (10) hit the net twice with Mohns (6) scoring the lone Chicago goal, leaving them on two wins in their last thirteen.
The Kings held 3-0 and 5-1 leads, Labossiere (8) scoring twice, but the Blues kept trying to find a way back, J Roberts (7) also a double goalscorer, and after eight wins in eleven the Toronto Maple Leafs have just three in thirteen after they managed to s core just one goal through Walton (17). The North Stars move up to second place in the West with their first victory in five matches, P MacDonald (8) continuing the night's theme of two-time goalscorers.
The big score of the day came in New York where a Nevin (10) hat trick was not enough to prevent the Rangers losing their fourth in six games as Detroit ran out winners of a twelve goal thriller. Henderson (6) scored twice and the Wings enjoyed a a lot of time on the powerplay, Howe (14), Prentice (10) and G Jarrett (12) scoring with the man advantage.
And it has taken twenty-three games but Philadelphia finally tie a game as Oakland blow a 3-0 lead after Boyer (4) scored with another two from Burns (6). The Flyers started their comeback through Gauthier (3) 15:29 in the middle period and completed the job in the third thanks to Dornhoefer (8) and Rochefort (8).
PIT Binkley (6-6-4 .913) 27/28, Powerplay 0/3
CHI DeJordy (7-5-4 .884) 23/27, Powerplay 0/0
StL Hall (6-6-3 .894) 28/33, Powerplay 0/1
LAK Rutledge (8-7-2 .894) 24/27, Powerplay 0/1
TOR Bower (6-5-2 .911) 28/32, Powerplay 0/0
MIN Maniago (6-4-7 .908) 21/22, Powerplay 0/0
DET Crozier (5-2-1 .911) 33/38, Powerplay 3/10
NYR Giacomin (8-11-2 .881) 28/24, Powerplay 1/4
PHI Parent (9-6-1 .908) 24/27, Powerplay 0/4
OAK Hodge (7-9-3 .903) 26/29, Powerplay 1/1
|Toronto Maple Leafs||24||11||9||4||26|
|Detroit Red Wings||24||11||10||3||24|
|New York Rangers||23||9||11||3||21|
|Minnesota North Stars||23||8||6||9||25|
|St Louis Blues||23||10||9||4||24|
|Los Angeles Kings||24||8||13||3||19|