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Stoughton scores a key double at Players’ Championship

Manitoba skip Jeff Stoughton’s late double at the Players’ Championship in Toronto on Friday earned him a 3-2 victory over Edmonton’s Kevin Martin. (file photo)

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Winnipeg's Jeff Stoughton scored a double in the final end to beat Edmonton's Kevin Martin 5-4 on Friday at curling's Players' Championship.

Stoughton has won three in a row heading into the playoffs. He lost his opening round-robin match to Regina's Steve Laycock.

Martin tried to score a deuce in the fourth with Stoughton leading 2-1, but after a measurement his rink was only able to claim a single to tie it.

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Martin went ahead 3-2 after Stoughton couldn't drag his final shot to the button, giving up a steal of one in the fifth. The teams then traded singles heading into the eighth.

Martin (2-2) now faces defending Players' champion John Epping (2-2) in a tiebreaker.

In other Draw 13 action, Glenn Howard scored a triple in the seventh end to pull ahead and win 5-3 over Winnipeg's Mike McEwen.

The Coldwater, Ont., rink finished the round-robin with a 4-0 record.

McEwen qualified for the playoff round with a 3-1 record.

Canadian champion Brad Jacobs and his Team Easy Express squad were victorious in extra ends with a 5-4 win over Calgary's Kevin Koe.

Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., finished with a 3-1 record and advanced to the playoffs.

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Koe (2-2) will face Brad Gushue (2-2) of St. John's, N.L., in a tiebreaker match.

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