Peter Ceresnak continued his strong play in the WJC, netting the overtime winner in today’s 2-1 victory over Germany. Slovakia will play the USA next on New Year’s Eve, and the winner will advance to the medal round.
In addition to the overtime winner, Ceresnak finished with five shots on goal and an even rating. Ceresnak’s goal was on the powerplay, and the defenseman was also on the ice for Germany’s lone goal on the powerplay. Ceresnak continues to be one of the most heavily relied upon defensemen for the Slovaks, playing in all situations.