USA Wins Opener, Stepan Collects Three PointsDecember 27, 2009, by
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.