Standings
playoffs
quarters semis finals
United States
USA
12
Hungary
HUN
1
Finland
FIN
1
Czechia
CZE
2
ot
Canada
CAN
3
Sweden
SWE
0
Switzerland
SUI
2
Japan
JPN
1
ot so
United States
USA
10
Czechia
CZE
1
Canada
CAN
8
Switzerland
SUI
1
United States
USA
1
Canada
CAN
2
Gold medal game
Switzerland
SUI
2
Czechia
CZE
4
Bronze medal game
Playoff Seeding
The 10 teams are divided into two, tiered, five-team groups in the Preliminary Round.

After a single round-robin series in each group, the five teams from Group A and the best three teams from Group B advance to the Playoff Round. 

The Quarter-Finals will be played between A1-B3, A2-B2, A3-B1, A4-A5. Denmark if qualified will play the late quarter-final game in Herning.

In the semi-finals the best-ranked team - criteria: 1) Tier of the group. 2) placement in the group - will play against the lowest-ranked semi-finalist. The 2nd-best ranked semi-finalist will play the 3rd-best ranked semi-finalist.

The host country if qualified, or otherwise the best-ranked semi-finalist according to beforementioned criteria, shall play the early game. The time slots will officially be determined after the quarter-final games.

The winner of each Semi-Final game will move onto the Gold Medal Game, while the losers will play in the Bronze Medal Game.