Team Stoughton on the money at All-Star Skins Game

TSN Travelers Skins Game winners David Nedohin, Jeff Stoughton, Ryan Harnden and Brent Laing are...

TSN Travelers Skins Game winners David Nedohin, Jeff Stoughton, Ryan Harnden and Brent Laing are all smiles after Stoughton's draw to the button for $37,000 in the Travelers All-Star Skins Game in Banff. (Dave Husdal/ QMI Agency)

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:08 PM ET

You'd think Jeff Stoughton would've seen it all.

With a resume that includes three Briers, two world championships and wins at pretty much every major bonspiel on the curling circuit, the Winnipeger's had to come up with shots in just about every situation the sport can throw at a skip.

But a draw to the button with $37,000 on the line? That was new.

'It's pretty cool, there's not many times in your career you get to throw something like that," said Stoughton, whose shot finished centimetres closer to the button than Kevin Martin" effort in the final at the Travelers All-Star Skins Game in Banff. "I thought (the ice) might be straightening out, and it kind of ground to a halt. Ours overcurled and Kevin sort of took the same ice and it didn’t curl enough.

"It was just lucky. We both split the T-line, we just couldn't quite find the button."


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