Ceresnak and Slovakia fall to Russia in OT of WJC openerDecember 26, 2012, by
For those that are off this week, you will be treated to a lot of hockey, as the 2013 World Junior Championships are underway from Ufa, Russia. The Rangers have two prospects playing in the tournament: J.T. Miller for the USA and Peter Ceresnak for Slovakia.
Ceresnak and Slovakia surprised a lot of people this morning, as they took Russia to overtime in their opener. In the end, a late penalty doomed the Slovaks, and the Russians converted on the 4-on-3 powerplay with less than a minute to go, winning the game 3-2.
Ceresnak did not have a point in the contest, and was on the ice for the first Russia goal and the first Slovakia goal, finishing with an even rating.