Its seven losses in eight games for the hapless Oakland Seals despite Burns (9) opening the scoring in Chicago when shorthanded. A Wharram (13) hat trick, all assisted by Mikita, helped swing things around to give the Blackhawks a three game winning run for the first time this year. Caron (4) for the Seals and C Maki's (4) game winner of the powerplay were the other goals.
Detroit make it five wins in seven with Howe (21) scoring two unassisted goals as part of his hat trick, taking him past the forty point mark on the year; Delvecchio is second on the team with thirty. G Jarrett (18), MacGregor (9) with his game winner, and Bergman's (8) empty netter were all required to beat the Bruins. Bucyk (19) led the way for Boston with two goals and a helper, McKenzie (12) and Esposito (16) also on the scoreboard.
Two goals from Stemkowski (6) and a two point night from Pappin (4) were not enough to prevent the Maple Leafs continue their barren run of one win in five games. The Rangers swapped blow for blow against their Original Six opponents with goals from Nevin (15), Ratelle (12), and Howell (5).
Just a single goal was needed to separate the Flyers from the Kings, Miszuk (4) scoring from a neat setup by Sutherland on the powerplay 18:16 into the second period. Favell earns his second shutout of the year for Philaedelphia, and Los Angeles have one win in their last six; White not helping his team with three minors.
OAK G Smith (1-7-1 .886) 32/36, Powerplay 0/6
CHI DeJordy (11-9-4 .887) 20/22, Powerplay 2/7
BOS Cheevers (11-8-3 .884) 39/44, Powerplay 0/0
DET Edwards (7-12-3 .888) 32/36, Powerplay 1/6
TOR gamble (7-5-3 .917) 24/27, Powerplay 0/4
NYR Giacomin (11-15-4 .887) 26/29, Powerplay 1/4
LAK Sawchuk (2-8-2 .887) 25/26, Powerplay 0/7
PHI Favell (7-4-1 .900) 12/12, Powerplay 1/3
|Toronto Maple Leafs||35||18||12||5||41|
|Detroit Red Wings||35||16||14||4||38|
|New York Rangers||35||13||15||7||33|
|St Louis Blues||35||15||12||8||38|
|Minnesota North Stars||34||13||12||9||35|
|Los Angeles Kings||36||12||19||5||29|