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Nova Scotia skip Jamie Murphy makes a shot during an afternoon draw against Yukon/NWT at the Tim Hortons Brier in Saskatoon, March, 3, 2012.

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Nova Scotia won its third game in a row to open the Canadian men's curling championship Sunday.

Jamie Murphy's team from Halifax defeated B.C.'s Jim Cotter 5-3 to get to 3-0.

Alberta's Kevin Koe and Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs are both 2-0. Koe beat New Brunswick 9-4, while Jacobs edged Prince Edward Island 8-7 in an extra end.

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After opening with a loss, Manitoba's 8-7 victory over Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador is the second in a row for Rob Fowler's team from Brandon.

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