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 April 30)

1.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Still good as gold after Game One

2.

CANADA
Will Tavares lobby to move the Islanders to Central Europe?

3.

GERMANY
Beethoven. Einstein. Endras.

4.

SLOVAKIA
We're winning – and not like Charlie Sheen

5.

FINLAND
It's a Granlund day for Finnish hockey

6.

USA
After the 5-1 win, the Americans didn't have to release their birth certificates

7.

NORWAY
If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight.

8.

SWITZERLAND
Julien Vauclair is lights out in his Kosice debut

9.

LATVIA
Gotta work on those angles, Mr. Masalskis

10.

BELARUS
Beaten by children...ouch!

11.

SWEDEN
Well, at least it wasn't Iceland

12.

RUSSIA
What the (insert favourite Russian expletive)?

13.

DENMARK
Nine shots of schnapps is a lot. Nine shots on goal is not.

14.

FRANCE
If we'd stayed in Poland, maybe we would have scored a goal

15.

SLOVENIA
Robert Kristan is Jesus Christ Superstar. Miroslav Satan is...well, you know.

16.

AUSTRIA
Arnold Schwarzenegger is available



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