Canada and Norway traded goals in the third period, with Patrick Thoresen scoring on an early power play and Drew Doughty putting the Canadians back in front by two goals a minute and a half later.
Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn had scored late in the second period to give Canada a 2-0 lead. And Shea Weber opened the scoring six minutes into the second period, putting a long point shot high and hard over Norwegian netminder Lars Haugen’s shoulder.
Full game story here, from Eric Duhatschek.
The scoreless first period was a very tentative start for Team Canada, but they picked it up quickly in the second. Canada dominated most of the middle frame, outshooting Norway 14-2 (despite taking two penalties) and generating all of the good scoring chances.
Canadian coach Mike Babcock was active in shuffling his lines after a sluggish first 20 minutes, it appeared to pay off with better chemistry among his forwards.
Canadian netminder Carey Price was the goat on Norway’s only goal, as he coughed the puck up behind the goal and Olimb quickly put it past him on a long shot through traffic.
In 2010, Canada outshot Norway 42-15 and won 8-0. Four years later, it's 32-18 and 3-1. #Sochi2014
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) February 13, 2014