The tournament has been completed at the 2009 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships in Switzerland. The following is a brief overview of how the playoff round went.
The quarterfinal matchups were:
- Russia beating Belarus 4-3
- USA beating Finland 3-2
- Canada beating Latvia 4-2
- Sweden beating Czech Republic 3-1
The semifinal matchups were:
- Russia beating the USA 3-2
- Canada beating Sweden 3-1
The bronze medal game was:
- Sweden beating the USA 4-2
The gold medal game was:
- Russia beating Canada 2-1
The final standings were:
- Russia (7 NHLers)
- Canada (24 NHLers)
- Sweden (8 NHLers)
- USA (23 NHLers)
- Finland (8 NHLers)
- Czech Republic (8 NHLers)
- Latvia (3 NHLers)
- Belarus (1 NHLers)
- Switzerland (2 NHLers)
- Slovakia (5 NHLers)
- All teams had a 25-man roster: 22 skaters, 3 goaltenders. These numbers are based on rosters final as of May 2nd.
- Tournament MVP: Ilya Kovalchuk [Atlanta-NHL], Russia
- Best Goaltender: Andrei Mezin [Metallurg Magnitogorsk-KHL], Belarus
- Best Defenseman: Shea Weber [Nashville-NHL], Canada
- Best Forward: Ilya Kovalchuk [Atlanta-NHL], Russia
Media All-Star Team:
- Goaltender: Andrei Mezin [Metallurg Magnitogorsk-KHL], Belarus
- Defenseman: Shea Weber [Nashville-NHL], Canada
- Defenseman: Kenny Jönsson [Rogle BK Angelholm-SEL], Sweden
- Forward: Ilya Kovalchuk [Atlanta-NHL], Russia
- Forward: Martin St. Louis [Tampa Bay-NHL], Canada
- Forward: Steven Stamkos [Tampa Bay-NHL], Canada
Canada (silver medal): RW Martin St. Louis (4 G, 11 A, 2 PIM) & C Steven Stamkos (6 G, 2 A, 4 PIM)
St. Louis finished the tournament the scoring leader, now with 15 points. Stamkos was tied in overall scoring with Jason Spezza [Ottawa-NHL] of Canada for fifth place, both with 11 points each. Stamkos tied for the goal scoring lead with two others, Niko Kapanen [Ak Bars Kazan-KHL] of Finland and Spezza, all with seven goals each. Both St. Louis and Stamkos were named to the All-Star Team.
Finland: G Karri Ramo (1-0, 0.947 SV%, 1.00 GAA)
Ramo played all tournament with his only start against Denmark in the preliminary round, in which he was awarded a win.
Latvia: RW Martins Karsums (1 G, 3 A, 27 PIM)
The United States of America: None
Team leaders: Scoring leader - D John-Michael Liles [Colorado-NHL] (1 G, 8 A, 9 PTS); goal scoring leader - D Jack Johnson [LA-NHL] (5 G); assists - D John-Michael Liles [Colorado-NHL] (8 A); penalties - RW David Backes [St. Louis-NHL] (33 PIM).
For game summaries, please go to the IIHF > Statistics page.