Curling

Pete Evans - Friday Feb. 14, 2014 08:40 ET

5 things you missed in Sochi last night

Men's curling wins big, Men's hockey rejigs lineup

Brad Jacobs wins
Canadian curler Brad Jacobs beat the pants off Norway's curling team on Friday. (Yana Rudkovskaya/Reuters)
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Canadian athletes continue to perform well in Sochi, Russia at the Winter Olympics. Here are five developments of note that you may have missed overnight.

Brad Jacobs finds his form

After a slow start, Team Canada's men's curling team is starting to find its form and putting up the types of scores that Canadians are used to. Brad Jacobs' rink thrashed Team Norway — owners of the most colourful pants at these Games — and won 10-4. 

The Canadian men have now improved their record to 4-2 after losing two of their first three games.

Henrik Zetterberg out

Bad news for Sweden's hockey team, as another of their big guns is out due to injury: forward Henrik Zetterberg.

The Detroit Red Wings winger withdrew early Friday with a back injury. Sweden is a medal threat in hockey, but their chances are looking dimmer now because of injury.

All-Stars Henrik Sedin and Zetterberg's Detroit teammate Johan Franzen pulled out of the Olympics before they started because of injury.

The Swedes beat Switzerland 1-0 early Friday after Zetterberg pulled out.

Subban & Duchene in, Sharp & Hamhuis out

Canada's men's hockey team, fresh off a tournament opening win over Norway, shuffled the deck a bit on Friday and will get some players who missed the first game into the lineup for the second.

Defender P.K. Subban and forward Matt Duchene will play against Austria today. They'll be taking the places of Dam Hamhuis and Patrick Sharp.

Alex Harvey does not finish 15K cross-country 

Cross-country skier Alex Harvey failed to finish the 15K cross-country race, saying the wax on his skis let him down on tough conditions.

Many skiers had complained about snow conditions due to the warm weather. But Harvey was one of the few to fail to make it to the finish line.

Fellow Canadians Devon Kershaw, Ivan Babikov and Graeme Killick came in 35th, 39th and 65th place, respectively. "It's the Olympics, there's not much time to stay frustrated," Harvey told CBC. "I just have to move on quickly."

"Once the gun goes off you've got to fight to the finish and I'm proud of myself for that," Kershaw said.

Skier Morgan Pridy comes 20th place

Canadian Morgan Pridy had a tough go of it in his first Olympic experience. The Whistler, B.C., native struggled with his rhythm and finished in 20th overall in the men's super-combined.

The gold medal went to Swiss skier Sandro Viletta.

 

 

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