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Stepan Leads USA to Gold

Team USA ended Team Canada’s five-year championship run at the World Junior Championships last night, beating les Canadians 6-5 in an overtime thriller. Captain, and Rangers second-round pick in 2008, Derek Stepan contributed a goal and an assist in the third period, and was a part of the three-on-one rush that generated the OT winner. Stepan also led the tournament in scoring, putting up a line of 4-10-14 in just 7 GP. Chris Kreider, the Rangers first-round pick in 2009, scored the first goal of the game for Team USA in the first, and had a team lead . Ryan Bourque (3rd, 2009) contributed an assist in the first period while playing a sound defensive game.

It was the first time a Rangers prospect led the tournament in scoring since Doug Weight in 1991. The future looks bright for the Rangers, Stepan and Kreider look like the real deal.

3 Responses to “Stepan Leads USA to Gold”

  1. Bettman's Nightmare says:

    And man, was Kreider’s goal beautiful. He shelfed that thing like it was nothing.

    It’s great to see these guys performing so well on a stage just below the NHL (heck, IN the NHL in Pietrangelo’s case).

  2. dave says:

    kreider will be a monster with gabbs on da top line.and if we can get grachev playing non lazy hockey the rangers might have a shot in 3 years

  3. Dave says:

    Don’t forget about Stepan, that kid is going to be a beast.

    The future looks bright. You have to hand it to Sather, the rebuild took a while, but it’s almost there.