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Canada faces Great Britain in men's curling final on Friday

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TSN.ca Staff
2/20/2014 10:50:20 PM
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Canada's Brad Jacobs looks to make it a gold medal sweep in curling for Canada when he takes on two-time world champion David Murdoch of Great Britain in the men's final on Friday.

Catch all the live streaming action at 8:30am et/5:30am pt.

Canada finished the roundrobin in second place with a 7-2 mark, putting together six straight wins heading into the playoffs.

In Wednesday's semifinal against China, the foursome from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario scored three in the seventh end to snap a 4-4 tie and then punched their ticket to the final with three more in the ninth frame for a 10-6 victory.

"It was definitely our best game," said Canadian third Ryan Fry. "We have a knack of being able to elevate our game in the big games. I don't know what the recipe is for that but we brought it for that game."

Great Britain wrapped up the roundrobin in fourth spot with a record of 5-4, good enough for a berth in a tiebreaker with Norway's Thomas Ulsrud.

Trailing by one in the 10th end, Murdoch came through with a deuce and a 6-5 win to advance to a semifinal matchup against top-ranked Niklas Edin of Sweden, who finished with an 8-1 record.

Once again trailing by one heading to the last frame, Murdoch again scored a deuce for a 6-5 win and a guaranteed medal for the first time in his third trip to the Olympics.
 
"It is by far the best day I have ever had," said Murdoch after the win. "In past Olympic Games, I have been so close. Throughout my whole career, it's the Olympic Games that matter and I have always been an inch away."

Canada faced Great Britain in the roundrobin on Saturday and came away with a 7-5 decision in a game that came down to a steal by Jacobs in the 10th end.

Sweden faces China in the bronze medal game at 3:30am et/12:30am pt.

On Thursday, Canada's Jennifer Jones won the gold medal on the women's side with a 6-3 win over Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson.

Brad Jacobs (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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