The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF World Championship. They are distinct from the official IIHF World Ranking.

Power Rankings (as of May 2)

1.

GERMANY
You laughed when the last Power Rankings had us third. Who’s laughing now, dummkopf?

2.

CANADA
French toast drowned in maple syrup

3.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Gotta stay focused, no easy games. Now, imagine the score if Jagr was 29...

4.

USA
Cheering crowds gathered...wait, that wasn’t for the win over Norway?

5.

SWITZERLAND
The boys from Bern are boogying

6.

FINLAND
Little-known fact: Paul McCartney wrote “When I’m 64” about Granlund

7.

SWEDEN
Mats Wennerholm has promised to wear Salming Underwear for the rest of the tournament

8.

SLOVAKIA
Repeat after me: "There is no home ice curse!"

9.

RUSSIA
This is not NHL 94. It’s not cool to make somebody’s head bleed.

10.

LATVIA
Considering we usually score zero goals against Finland, we’ll take it

11.

NORWAY
Nick Palmieri...dude, are you sure you're not Zach Parise?

12.

SLOVENIA
Russia = 2,014 registered players. Slovenia = 155. 6-4 Russia = Good work, Slovenia!

13.

BELARUS
Activists call on Belarus to start putting the puck in the net

14.

AUSTRIA
Whose bright idea was it to put Mattias Weinhandl in goal?

15.

DENMARK
We need to improve in certain areas, like not losing 6-0

16.

FRANCE
Mr. Huet? Your return flight to Chicago has been cancelled

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