A Bucyk (23) three point night helped Boston to a fifth win in seven, Stanfield (16) and McKenzie (17) also scoring, while the Flyers go five straight without a win; JC Watson's (5) goal making it 1-1 in the second period.
Montreal lose the top spot in the league to the Bruins as they suffer a fourth defeat on home ice, Backstrom (11) their lone goalscorer, and Chicago become the first team to win ten games away from home in the NHL this season as they continue to be hot with an eighth win in their last ten games. R Hull (22), D Jarrett's (3) second game winner of the year, and D Hull (6) score on Vachon who only made eleven saves.
Simmons' first shutout of the year gives the Rangers a third win in four games, Ratelle (17), Gilbert (17) and Hadfield all enjoying two point games with a goal and an assist, two goals, and two assists respectively. The Oakland Seals are 3-3-1 in their last seven.
With only Schinkel (8) getting the Penguins on the board through a powerplay goal it's one win in seven for Pittsburgh, no victories in their last four, while Detroit pick up just their second win in seven with G Jarrett (21) and Howe (24) scoring a pair each, the latter getting it done on two breakaways; F Smith (13) the final goalscorer.
It's a fifth win in six for the Maple Leafs thanks to a F Mahovlich (16) hat trick. M Pronovost (5), a penalty shot from Horton (4) in the second period, and Walton's (22) game winner as part of a three point game also took it to Minnesota. The North Stars had goals from Taylor (5) and Woytowich (1) whose twelfth point of the year is his first goal.
PHI Favell (8-6-1 .907) 35/38, Powerplay 0/0
BOS Johnston (10-3-3 .883) 11/12, Powerplay 0/3
CHI DeJordy (16-9-4 .896) 22/23, Powerplay 2/10
MON Vachon (11-7-1 .901) 11/14, Powerplay 0/0
NYR Simmons (3-0-3 .914) 12/12, Powerplay 1/5
OAK Hodge (11-18-5 .895) 20/23, Powerplay 0/0
DET Crozier (9-3-1 .915) 25/26, Powerplay 1/3
PIT Binkley (10-10-7 .914) 28/33, Powerplay 1/4
MIN Maniago (11-13-7 .902) 36/42, Powerplay 0/0
TOR Gamble (10-6-3 .921) 15/17, Powerplay 1/6
|Toronto Maple Leafs||43||23||15||5||51|
|Detroit Red Wings||43||20||19||4||44|
|New York Rangers||43||17||19||7||41|
|St Louis Blues||42||18||15||9||45|
|Minnesota North Stars||42||16||16||10||42|
|Los Angeles Kings||43||15||22||6||36|