Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|18 MAY 2019
It’s a great time to cheer for Russia, which leads the fifth Power Rankings of the 2019 Worlds with its perfect record.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
It’s hard to argue with perfection. In our fifth Power Rankings, the Russians retain first place after beating Latvia for their fifth straight win. Canada jumps up to second place and Sweden is third.
1 RUS Ovi shed his precious blood for our win
2 CAN Why are the people in Ottawa crying?
3 SWE He isn’t married to Kate Middleton, but he is Prince William
4 USA The key was to visualize Denmark’s net as the Grand Canyon
5 FIN Olkinuora kept a clean sheet – the Brits, not so much
6 SUI It’s hard to dislike Sweden, but we dislike Sweden
7 CZE When Frolik scores, it’s nice. When Gudas scores, it’s NASTY!
8 SVK Bondra scored! We're the champs!
9 GER Canada’s good for a team with no McMarninnon
10 LAT Wes hates blowings firsts periods leads!
11 DEN Clearly, these Americans walk and eat healthy
12 NOR Our generous welfare state provided a goal for Italy
13 FRA Does anyone remember the words to the Marseillaise?
14 AUT We yelled: “You can’t beat us!” Norway yelled: “Bull!”
15 GBR Will Team GB Keep Calm and Remember Agincourt?
16 ITA Tardelli. Grosso. Miceli.
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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.