The Islanders' forward has been one of the United States best players in the tournament and his two-goal performance on Sunday helped the Americans clinch a spot in the quarterfinals. Nelson's first goal came at the 4:17 mark of the first period to put Team USA ahead 1-0.
Nelson's second goal came with 3:28 left in the period and the Americans on a power play. Mike Reilly sent a pass to Justin Faulk at the point and Faulk fired the puck at the net. Nelson was in front to grab the rebound and give the United States a 2-0 lead.