Detroit win a third in a row for the first time this year and victory over the helpless Oakland Seals, who have one win in ten, gives them a fourth win in five. F Smith (11), Prentice (13) and a three point night, including two goals, from Delvecchio (13) brings the Red Wings back from an 0-2 deficit. Oakland scored both their goals in the opening four minutes through Hicke (16) and B Harris (7) who also had an assist.
There was nothing to separate the Bruins and the Flyers meaning that both sides pick up a point that ties them at the top of the NHL with Montreal. Boston have one win in their last five despite a two goal game from McKenzie (14); Bucyk (20) scored in the third period while Stanfield assisted on all three goals. Philadelphia are unbeaten in four with Sutherland (14) enjoying a hat trick night.
A one-sided affair in Pittsburgh leaves the LA Kings with a single win in six games and Joyal (11) their only goalscorer of the game. The Penguins are now tied with the Kings in fourth place in the West but still have the lowest goals scored in the league with eighty-six. Their first win in five, and third in the last twelve, came thanks to goals from Konik (9), Ubriaco (3), a game winner on the powerplay from McDonald (6), and a brace for Stratton (10).
OAK G Smith (1-8-1 .887) 32/36, Powerplay 0/0
DET Edwards (8-12-3 .889) 24/26, Powerplay 0/0
BOS Johnston (7-3-3 .871) 22/25, Powerplay 0/4
PHI Parent (12-8-3 .898) 28/31, Powerplay 1/2
LAK Sawchuk (2-9-2 .886) 36/41, Powerplay 1/5
PIT Bassen (3-7-3 .899) 21/22, Powerplay 1/4
|Toronto Maple Leafs||36||18||13||5||41|
|Detroit Red Wings||36||18||14||4||40|
|New York Rangers||36||14||15||7||35|
|St Louis Blues||36||16||12||8||40|
|Minnesota North Stars||35||13||13||9||35|
|Los Angeles Kings||38||13||20||5||31|