Canada's Brad Gushue falls to Sweden's Niklas Edin, drops to 2-2 at Olympics

Canada's Brad Gushue, directs his teammates, during the men's curling match against the Denmark, at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Beijing. (Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo)

Canada's Brad Gushue fell to 2-2 at the Olympic men's curling tournament after a 7-4 loss against Sweden's Niklas Edin on Saturday in Beijing.

It was the second loss in a row for the Newfoundland and Labrador skip, who is back at the Winter Games for the first time since winning gold in Turin in 2006.

Edin, the three-time reigning world champion, leads the standings at 4-0. He won silver at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games and bronze in 2014 in Sochi.

Gushue missed a chance to tie it in the eighth when he settled for two on a shot for three.

Sweden scored one with hammer in the ninth and held on for the victory when Gushue couldn't pick a Swedish stone out of the button.

Canada faces 2018 Olympic gold medallist John Shuster of the United States on Saturday at 8:05 p.m. ET.

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