Standings
playoffs
quarters semis finals
United States
USA
7
Latvia
LAT
2
Slovakia
SVK
3
Finland
FIN
4
ot
Quarterfinal winners are reseeded for the semifinal round
QF winners are reseeded for SF
Sweden
SWE
3
Switzerland
SUI
2
ot
Canada
CAN
2
Czechia
CZE
3
United States
USA
3
Finland
FIN
2
Sweden
SWE
5
Czechia
CZE
2
United States
USA
6
Sweden
SWE
2
Gold medal game
Czechia
CZE
8
Finland
FIN
5
Bronze medal game
Playoff Seeding
The top four placed teams from the Preliminary will play a cross-over Quarter-final game: 1A vs. 4B, 1B vs. 4A, 2A vs. 3B and 2B vs. 3A. If qualified, Sweden will play the late quarter-final at Scandinavium.

In the semi-finals the best-ranked team - criteria: 1) placement in the group, 2) points in the preliminary round, 3) goal difference in the preliminary round, 4) goals scored in the preliminary round, 5) seeding coming into the tournament - will play against the lowest-ranked semi-finalist. The 2nd-best ranked semi-finalist will play the 3rd-best ranked semi-finalist. Sweden if qualified or otherwise the best-ranked semi-finalist will play the early semi-final. 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.