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Sweden defeats Canada at World Men's Curling Championships

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According to the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship website, Sweden defeated Canada 6-2 in draw 14 of the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship in Beijing on Wednesday.

With the loss, Canada drops to 6-3 in the overall standings and in a tie for third place with Switzerland, who Canada beat 8-4 on Tuesday evening mountain time.

In Canada's loss to Sweden, the Swedish team stole three points en route to victory.

The turning point in the match came in the second end. With Sweden leading 1-0, and Canada lying four, Swedish skip Oskar Eriksson made an incredible double takeout and then saw his shooter lie frozen next to a Canadian stone and buried right behind a Canadian guard. Canadian skip Kevin Koe out of the Glencoe Curling Club in Calgary tried to remove the Swedish rock, but was unable to, allowing the Swedes to steal a point, go up 2-0, and take the momentum for the rest of the match.

An interesting statistic is that Swedish third Kristian Lindstroem did not have a draw throughout the entire match, and was 69% on 18 hits.

Canada will next play Germany (7:00 p.m. mountain time on Wednesday) and Scotland (12:00 a.m. mountain time on Thursday) to close out the round robin.

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