Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|25 MAY 2019
Finnish goalie Kevin Lankinen’s shutout versus Russia in the semi-final helped his team take over first place in the Power Rankings.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
In our latest Power Rankings after the semi-finals, victorious Finland sits first after defeating Russia, the only team that had won eight straight games. Canada is red-hot in second place and the Russians fall to third.
1 FIN Everyone looks up to Anttila, including Ivan Drago
2 CAN Stone is always quick to deflect the credit
3 RUS Soviet proverb: “When the game begins, the coaching ends”
4 CZE We would have won if Canada was Italy
5 SWE In 2020, a new approach: Team HockeyAllsvenskan
6 GER “Help us, Rammstein!” we cried, but there was no answer
7 USA For gold medals, press 1 to speak to Hilary Knight
8 SUI Still swearing in all four official languages
9 SVK 2011 = tenth place, 2019 = ninth place...it’s exciting!
10 LAT Finland? You are so cool
11 DEN How I Outscored Ovechkin on One Leg by Lars Eller
12 NOR We’re treading water, so we have great thighs
13 GBR You’ll Never Skate Alone
14 ITA Where is our Petterssonini? Where is our Hughese?
15 FRA Stop asking us about Napoleon on St. Helena!
16 AUT Christoph Waltz stars as Roger Bader in The Italian Farewell
Click here to check out the previous editions of the Power Rankings.

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.