Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|12 MAY 2019
With five goals in two games, Kaapo Kakko has turbocharged Finland’s rise to the top of the second Power Rankings.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
After beating Canada and Slovakia to open the 2019 tournament, Finland vaults into first place in the second edition of the Power Rankings. The Czechs move up to second place, while Russia is third.
1 FIN “Jack? It’s Kaapo. You get the skyscrapers, I get the swamp.”
2 CZE Men from Kladno give us pleasure
3 RUS If only L.A. had hired a coach named Ilya Desjardins...
4 GER In 2019, we will not lose to the Olympic Athletes from Russia
5 USA “Kaapo? You’re messing with the wrong guy. This is Jack Eichel.”
6 SVK How I Became Satan and You Can Too: The Erik Cernak Story
7 CAN Obviously, you never want to reenact the 1936 Olympics
8 SWE For a Pilsner hangover, there’s nothing like pizza
9 SUI Fun fact: Nico was Andy Warhol’s muse
10 LAT Flags and drums are allowed! Also, we are loud!
11 DEN Duckly’s wife told him: “Stop swearing at the TV!”
12 FRA Trade Obelix for Lucic while he still has value
13 NOR Like the mascot flossing to “Macarena,” we’re not in sync
14 AUT At this level, you can’t eat Wiener Schnitzel on the bench
15 GBR Like McDavid, Mike Hammond produces best with Draisaitl
16 ITA Jari Kurri played in Italy, he wore 17, we've allowed 17 goals...it's a sign!
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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.