Down 2-0 going into the third period, Nick Palmieri found the back of the net at 1:16 into the third period to cut Norway's lead in half. His goal ignited Team USA in the third and Palmieri would again find the back of the net on a powerplay at 13:44 which gave Team USA a 3-2 lead. Craig Smith would add another PP goal to give USA a 4-2 victory, securing their spot in the second round at the 2011 World Ice Hockey Championship.