The New York Rangers’ ability to compensate for injuries is a big reason why they’ve moved into first place in the Atlantic Division ahead of the rival Philadelphia Flyers.
The Rangers cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at the Garden on Sunday night. The Blueshirts’ four-goal second period made it impossible for Florida to come back.
Everyone, including myself, was of the belief that the biggest storyline entering Rangers training camp last week would be the progression of new top line center Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik.
The 27-year-old Eminger had two goals and four assists 65 games with the Rangers last season.
Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 21st goal and had two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers 5-3 on Wednesday night.
With a mix of young players and core of veterans, Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik remain the Rangers top players and keys to the season.