The Canadian women's team is also defending their Olympic gold medals from 2014 and a 2017 World Championship.
The Albertans doubled Japan 8-4 to stand tied for second with Britain (5-3) and Switzerland (5-4) behind the semifinal-bound Swedes at (7-1).
Over the weekend, Canadian curler Rachel Homan was in the midst of her women's curling match against Japan when someone noticed something even more exciting off to the side of the action. It's not like we are out there missing a lot of shots and anxious about the ice and everything.
With Canada's troubles, another strong team has stepped up to dominate the competition - Sweden.
Canada finished the comeback in the 10th after Tirinzoni's final throw, which needed to just land in the 4-foot area to send the game into extras, instead went all the way through the house to give Canada a steal and their second victory of the tournament. This year, Canada is seeking to become the first nation to win three curling golds in a single Olympics. The team's unexpectedly poor start and the burned rock firestorm that occurred on Friday have been among the biggest stories of the Olympic Games so far. Hasselborg is shooting 84 percent in PyeongChang.
Japan, Norway and the United States are all 3-4 and can force their way into tiebreakers if they win their last two and any of the teams ahead of them lose. "Everyone is playing really well and Sara McManus had a terrific game today". "We don't take much away from it, that game's done with, we've just got to find a way to play better ourselves".
The men are just as strong, going a ideal 6-0 so far.
"It's been a lot of emotions over the last couple of days but I've never felt closer to my teammates", Weagle said. Edin, playing in his third Olympics, is shooting 89 percent in PyeongChang, and none of Sweden's four players are shooting less than 85 percent. We have a few more to come, so it could switch around in a hurry.
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At 3-4 following a 7-5 loss to China on Tuesday, winning their remaining games against Britain and the team from Russian Federation was a requirement for Canada to avoid elimination from medal contention. Japan actually played really good.