International Hockey

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.

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  • 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…

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