Nino Niederreiter and Switzerland beat Czechia 2-1 in a shootout at the 2024 World Hockey Championships on Monday at Prague Arena.

Kevin Fiala opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period for Switzerland, Czechia's lone goal in regulation came from Matej Stransky, also on the power play.

There was no scoring in the third and overtime and it was Fiala and Stransky scoring in the shoot-out before Philipp Kurashev recorded the game winner.

Niederreiter played on a line with Ken Jager and former NHLer Sven Andrighetto and played 18:23 with two shots on goal. The Swiss are in first place in Group A after their shootout victory. Niederreiter and Switzerland will have Tuesday off before returning to action against Great Britain on Wednesday.