Newyorkrangers.com reports on Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque's performances for Team USA during the World Junior Championships before tonight's gold medal game against Canada...Gordie Clark, the Rangers' Director, Player Personnel, had this to say about 2009 #1 pick Kreider..."He (Kreider) came from the weakest level of anything we scout in terms of prep-school hockey," said Clark. "And he's gone from that weakest level to playing in the World Junior and he's got five goals, which is right there at the top. He's really paying the price on the power play, and the goal he scored against Finland was just a scary type goal. He blew it over the guy's shoulder before anyone could blink. ... There's no way anyone expected to him do all this. Against Canada, he drew two penalties...

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