Canada has made every men's curling final in the history of the sport at the Olympics, so expectations are high for Brad Jacobs's squad in Sochi. But the Canucks ran into an unexpected challenge this morning during their match with Germany in a disastrous ninth end, one that wasn't helped at all by E.J. Harnden's poor delivery.

Harnden took some behind-the-back ribbing after from his skip and, it appears, his own brother Ryan (though it's difficult to tell which members of Canada's team are talking). Canada ended up pulling away in the 10th for an 11-8 win. [NBC]

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