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Canadian men's curlers finish in second place in round-robin at Sochi Games

Canada skip Brad Jacobs, right to left, third, Ryan Fry and second, E.J. Harnden celebrate their win over Scotland following the semifinal draw at the World Men's Curling Championship in Victoria, B.C. Apr. 6, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

The slow start by Brad Jacobs’ curling team at the Sochi Olympics is a distant memory.

Canada clinched second place in the round-robin of the Olympic men’s curling tournament with a pair of wins Sunday, including a 9-8 extra-end win over China.

Jacobs’ rink from Sault. Ste. Marie finished the round-robin with a 7-2 record.

That’s a huge difference from how Canada started, with a shaky win over Germany followed by back-to-back losses to Sweden and Switzerland.

Sweden finished first in the round-robin.

Canada opened today’s curling action with an 8-6 win over the United States.