USA Wins Opener, Stepan Collects Three Points

Team USA got off to a great start in the World Junior Championships yesterday, downing Slovakia 7-3 in the opener. Team USA was down 2-0 early, but tallied four goals in a row en route to the rout.

Rangers 2008 second round draft pick Derek Stepan had a big game, netting a goal, two assists, and a plus-4 rating. Chris Kreider, the Rangers 2009 first round pick, also hit the score sheet with an assist and a plus-1.

Ryan Bourque (2009, third round) also played a solid game, finishing with a plus-1 rating.

2 Responses to “USA Wins Opener, Stepan Collects Three Points”

  1. wathced the first 2 games. impossible to see how these guys will translate to the big leagues unless they are just dominating the game..

    at least they have 3 guys on the team, more then they usually have.kreider looks to be fast but does not like to go to the dirty areas…

  2. Kreider is still young (he’s 18). Give him time to develop. He’s not on a Hugh Jessiman level yet.