Norway tops Denmark, secures second place

Norway has there eye on Canada as they secured second place with a 6-3 win over Denmark in Saturday men’s curling action.

Denmark hung with the Norwegian’s for most of the game before Thomas Ulsrud’s rink exploded for three points in the eight end.

Denmark skip Johnny Frederiksen’s added one in the ninth, before conceding defeat in the tenth.

The Danes playoff contentions took a serious hit as they now sit 1-4 and second last in the men’s division.

Norway has a record of 5-1 and can begin their quest to catch Canada on Sunday when they play Sweden.

Niklas Edin and the Swedish team will look to rebound against Norway as they lost today 8-7 in a back-and-fourth affair to the United States.

The Swedes got three points in the seventh end to take a 6-5 lead. But Jason Smith’s rink got two points in the ninth, to give the U.S. a slim 7-6 lead.

Edin’s group got one point in the tenth end to take it to the eleventh, before American John Benton added the eight and decisive point.

Sweden missed out on a chance to put them in the upper tier with Norway and Canada, and currently have a 3-2 record.

The United States improved their record to 2-4 and can continue to work there way back to .500 Sunday against first-place Great Britain.

David Murdoch’s British group moved one game over the century mark with a 9-4 win over China. Great Britain got six points between the sixth and ninth end, to improve their record to 3-2.

China rink lost for their fourth game in a row and is now tied for last with a 1-4 record. The Asians will try to go 2-4 against fourth place Switzerland on Saturday.

Germany got seven points in four ends as they devoured France 9-4 in eight ends. Andrea Kapp’s German team improved their record to 3-3 and currently sits sixth in the men’s tournament.

France’s Thomas Dufour held a 4-2 lead going into the fifth end before Germany took control.

The Germans will go for a 4-3 record Sunday against Denmark, while France will try to improve on their 1-4 mark against Sweden on Saturday.