Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|25 MAY 2021
In our third 2021 Power Rankings, Slovakia leads the pack after posting its first IIHF World Championship win over Russia in 17 years.
photo: Chris Tanouye / HHOF-IIHF Images
Slovakia vaults into first place in our third Power Rankings of 2021 after a monumental 3-1 win over the Russians. The Germans hang tough in second place with their gritty upset versus Canada, while the U.S. moves up to third after dominating Kazakhstan.
1 SVK Can we just hand out the medals right now?
2 GER Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Blocked Shots”)
3 USA Bochenski ain’t what he used to be
4 FIN It’s about getting back to our identity as Moomins
5 LAT Empty nets > empty arenas
6 ROC Relations with Washington are improving, but not Great 8
7 SUI They even beat us without Oliver Zibasedin
8 SWE Froden is almost as good as Zibasedin!
9 BLR Happy to answer questions about playing Britain
10 KAZ No shootout, no chance
11 CZE For fast-acting relief, see Dr. Kubalik
12 DEN Happier ending than Hamlet
13 NOR Fun fact: the Olimb brothers never dated the Olsen twins
14 GBR If only O’Connor’s goal was in triple OT!
15 ITA Trudeau. Bieber. Fazio.
16 CAN Can we just stay in our rooms?
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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.