W Maki's (8) game-opening goal for Chicago was cancelled out before the end of the first period by Bruins' Williams (22) before Terbanche (1) registered his first point with another go-ahead goal for the Hawks, and that was followed up by Mikita (38) making it 3-1 in a second period that had two fights: Mohns had his second bout in as many games when he took on Shack of the B's, and Pilote took on McKenzie in the second contest.. Williams would help set up both Westfall (9) and Sanderson (17) as they clawed Boston level again with goals early in the third period, but Nesterenko (11) would claim both points for Chicago, scoring at 17:42 for their fourth win in a row, condemning Boston to a current streak of one win in five games.
Toronto find a new low point in their season as they are shutout in Detroit, leaving them with one win in twelve, and are now two points adrift of the Red Wings who have just one defeat in their last seventeen. G Jarrett (34) and Ullman (20) provided goals and assists as G Gardner stopped fifteen Leaf shots to earn his second clean sheet this season.
CHI D Dryden (6-16-1 .883) 26/29, Powerplay 0/0
BOS Cheevers (22-17-6 .897) 31/35, Powerplay 1/3
TOR Bower (21-13-7 .915) 21/23, Powerplay 0/0
DET G Gardner (5-1-0 .927) 15/15, Powerplay 1/4
|Detroit Red Wings||69||33||23||13||79|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||69||33||25||11||77|
|New York Rangers||69||26||30||13||65|
|St Louis Blues||68||29||29||10||68|
|Minnesota North Stars||69||23||29||17||63|
|Los Angeles Kings||69||26||34||9||61|