Murray's Minute -- Feb. 16
WTOP's own Tim Murray is covering hockey at the Winter Games. Here's his daily update from PyeongChang.
On day seven of the Olympics (I've been here for two weeks), I finally got to a curling game! At first, I was not impressed. But as the game continued, I got into it. I also found myself googling the rules and terminology. At one point, I asked a fellow media member from Canada if it was correct to say "the United States stole two points in the second end." She said that worked!
So here goes nothing...
In the game I saw (by the way, there are four games going on at once) the United States beat Denmark, 9-5. They stole two points in the second and fourth ends (not innings). If you have the "hammer" that means you go last. If you "steal" points that means you scored when you didn't have the hammer (like breaking your opponent's serve in tennis). You get the hammer when the other team scores in the previous end. If no one scores in an end, the team had the hammer, keeps the hammer.