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Russia regains first place after quarter-finals

Published 19.05.2017 00:23 GMT+2 | Author
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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18: Russia's Anton Belov #77 (right) congratulates his teammates as they leave the ice following a 3-0 win over Czech Republic during quarterfinal round action at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Matt Zambonin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
After eliminating the Czechs, Russia is back in first place in our seventh Power Rankings. Finland jumps to second after blanking the U.S., and Canada is third.
1.  Russia  Russia:  Big win for Russia!
2.  Finland  Finland:  Sateri built the wall
3.  Canada  Canada:  Last time we lost to Germany, Marner wasn’t conceived
4.  Sweden  Sweden:  Bring out the golden helmets! What? Oh, sorry...
5.  USA United States:  Bolshaya pobeda dlya Rossii!
6.  Suisse  Switzerland:  We didn’t get enough goals from Ekman-Larsson
7.  Czech  Czech Republic:  Struck by Lightning
8.  Germany  Germany:  Marco, in the third period, why didn’t you play yourself?
9.  France France:  The search for a new 41-year-old goalie starts now
10.  Latvia Latvia:  We would have won if Bob still had Forsberg
11.  Norway  Norway:  Yes, but the A-ha singer has really nice cheekbones
12.  Denmark Denmark:  Fact: we’ve never lost a Worlds game in Denmark
13.  Belarus  Belarus:  We’ll always have Par – er, Salt Lake
14.  Slovakia  Slovakia:  What if we all grew mullets?
15.  Slovenia Slovenia:  Frankly, it’s unlikely Melania will ever come
16.  Italy Italy:  Division I...that’s the best division, right?

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The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of 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.


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