Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|21 MAY 2019
Russian captain Ilya Kovalchuk and assistant captain Alexander Ovechkin look forward to the quarter-finals after defeating Sweden 7-4.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
With a huge 7-4 win over defending champion Sweden, the Russians hold down top spot in our sixth Power Rankings as we prepare for the quarter-finals. Canada stays in second place, while Germany jumps up to third place.
1 RUS Comrades, we have turned the Swedish coach’s beard grey!
2 CAN Oh, Mark. How could you go behind Cory’s back like that?
3 GER “Joachim? We decided we need a Finnish coach for Qatar...”
4 FIN Woo hoo, Forsberg and Sundin aren’t playing!
5 SWE Woo hoo, we’ve never heard of any of these dudes!
6 CZE Voracek is voracious, perspicacious, and efficacious
7 SUI All our goalies are good, except that invisible guy
8 USA It’s the Kremlin on Line One
9 SVK We will Ladis-love you forever
10 LAT Elvis? Enjoy Bob’s condo
11 DEN Duckly needs off-season beak surgery
12 NOR Bonsaksen’s goal song is “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
13 GBR It’s coming home, it’s coming home!
14 ITA Veni, vidi, McMonagle
15 FRA They’re “Bigger Than Us”
16 AUT We like Raffls, not lotteries
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The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF World Ranking.