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.