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Cernak scores again for Slovakia

The defenseman scored his second goal of the tournament in Slovakia's loss on Saturday


On the second day of the 2019 IIHF World Championships, Erik Cernak scored in his second consecutive game in Slovakia's 4-2 loss to Finland on Saturday. In 58 games with the Lightning in 2018-19, Cernak finished the season with five goals. Host Slovakia fell to 1-1-0-0 in the tournament with Saturday's loss.

Ondrej Palat and Jan Rutta both skated in Czech Republic's 7-2 win over Norway. Rutta recorded his first point of the tournament with an assist on Filip Chytil's third period goal, while Palat was held scoreless. The Czech Republic improved to 2-0-0-0 in the tournament.

Anthony Cirelli, Mathieu Joseph and Team Canada take on Great Britain, while Nikita Kucherov, Mikhail Sergachev, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Team Russia will play Austria on Sunday. Kucherov posted three points in his first game on Friday and was named player of the game for Team Russia.


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