Gushue likely gone bust at Brier again

Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue reacts after a play while facing Team Prince Edward...

Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue reacts after a play while facing Team Prince Edward Island during the 2014 Brier curling championship in Kamloops, B.C., March 4, 2014. (BEN NELMS/Reuters)

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:41 PM ET

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Brad Gushue says he’s not in denial. He’s probably gone bust at another Brier.

“That fourth loss was like a punch in the gut,” said the Newfoundland skip of going down 7-6 to Saskatchewan Tuesday morning.

“When you’ve lost that fourth game, it’s win the rest and hope.

“I’ve seen 7-4 get in the playoffs. I’ve seen 6-5 get in the playoffs. But most of the time it probably doesn’t.

“It’s not just winning four more in the round robin, it’s also winning a tie-breaker, a 3-4 game, a semifinal and a final against some world-class teams.

“If we look at that seven- or eight-game streak we’d have to put together, it’s pretty daunting.

“So, it’s a real long shot. But at least it’s still a shot.”

Gushue and his young team of Brett Gallant, Adam Casey and Geoff Walker bounced back to score an 8-5 win over Eddie “Spuds” MacKenzie of Prince Edward Island in the afternoon draw to go 3-4. But he has John Morris of B.C. (6-1) and Jean-Michel Menard of Quebec (3-2) left on his dance card.


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