Canadian men's curling team tops Norway 10-4

Canada's Ryan Fry throws a stone during a men's curling round robin session at the Ice Cube Curling...

Canada's Ryan Fry throws a stone during a men's curling round robin session at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER)

TED WYMAN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:16 AM ET

SOCHI, RUSSIA - The Canadian men's curling team is really starting to roll after getting off to a slow start at the Olympic Winter Games.

The Brad Jacobs foursome from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., hammered medal contenders from Norway 10-4 on Friday, improving their record to 4-2 and working their way back into the playoff conversation.

Canada remains fourth, behind 5-1 Sweden, 4-1 China and 4-1 Great Britain. The Canadians were off for the rest of the day Friday and the Canadian women (5-0) had the entire day off.

Jacobs made a big shot in the seventh end Friday to score four and essentially take the game away from Norway's Thomas Ulsrud.

"Yes, it was nice to get one of those shots," he said . "We are an emotional team and we like to display it. That's who we are and for us to do that means we are into the game."

"It was huge, we always like to beat those guys in the standings because they are one of the toughest teams here. They throw the rock really well and to bring them back to where we are, I think is huge."

Lead Ryan Harnden, who struggled against Denmark on Thursday, curling just 79%, was almost perfect Friday at 99%.

"Every game now is important to us," Harnden said. "We've got to keep winning. Norway is a great team, they are going to be there in the end. They are one of the best teams in the world and have proved that for over a year. I'm sure they'll bounce back."

The Jacobs foursome, which also includes third Ryan Fry and second E.J. Harnden, plays just one game Saturday, against Great Britain.

The women's team, skipped by Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones, plays Japan in the morning and Russia in the evening.

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