Team Canada improves to 3-2 in curling round-robin

Canada squeaked out a 7-6 victory over Denmark in the final end, bringing  the men’s curling team back above a .500 record in round-robin play.

Team Denmark used the hammer to finish the first end up 1-0, preventing Canada from stealing any points.

Taking the hammer in the second end, Canada scored a point to tie the game at one.

Denmark would soon regain the lead, drawing right to the button in order to score another single point.

Team Canada finally pulled ahead in the fourth end.

Jacobs’ first shot of the end knocked the two Danish rocks out of play. Denmark’s final stone of the end knocked only one Canadian rock out, allowing Canada to score two and take the lead at 3-2.

Denmark then tied the game 3-3 in the fifth end.

In the sixth end, Jacobs established the first multi-point lead of the game. Team Canada capitalized on Danish mistakes to score a deuce and take a 5-3 lead.

Canada held on to its lead when Team Denmark scored just one point in the seventh end. The Danes’ final shot inched inside one of the Canadian rocks.

Team Canada increased its lead to 6-4 in the eighth, but a poor throw from Jacobs in the ninth end allowed the Danes to tie the game at six.

It all came down to the tenth and final end, and Canada had the hammer. There were no rocks in the house when Jacobs’ scored with his final shot, giving Canada a 7-6 win.

The game was Team Canada’s third win of the men’s curling tournament. Jacobs and Team Canada beat Team Germany 11-8, and Team Russia 7-4. Canada lost to Team Switzerland 5-4, and Team Sweden 7-6 in earlier games.

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