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Finland just keeps on flying

Published 20.05.2016 01:09 GMT+3 | Author
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Finland is now two wins away from capturing its first gold medal since 2011. Photo: Minas Panagiotakis / HHOF-IIHF Images
In our seventh Power Rankings, Finland stays on top after its 5-1 quarter-final win over Denmark. Canada takes second place, while host Russia is third.
1.  Finland  Finland:  It’s hard to be humble – no, wait, it’s easy: we’re Finns
2.  Canada  Canada:  Winning really grows on you
3.  Russia  Russia:  Holy Ship!
4.  USA  United States:  Simply Auston-ishing
5.  Czech Czech Republic:  It’s the curse of Andy Roach
6.  Sweden  Sweden:  Nyquist trots sadly back to his stable
7.  Germany  Germany:  Yes, but our cars are nicer
8.  Denmark  Denmark:  We would have won if Barkov had coughed on Granlund
9.  Slovakia Slovakia:  Being number nine is good – if you’re Rocket Richard
10.  Norway Norway:  We still have the best trolls
11.  Suisse  Switzerland:  Next year, let’s try Federer on the PK
12.  Belarus Belarus:  Yay Russia! You’re like us, but bigger
13.  Latvia  Latvia:  Last time we made the QF, Patrik Laine was 11
14.  France  France:  Russia was tough on Napoleon too. (Too soon?)
15.  Hungary  Hungary:  When the ice melts, we’ll smoke you at water polo
16.  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan:  Solid tournament for Boydaweschenski


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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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