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Bellemare makes sure not to drop stick when NHL Outdoors game resumes

After eight-hour delay, Avalanche forward makes sure to keep firm grip

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Bellemare's stick adventures

COL@VGK: Bellemare is careful with his hockey stick

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare learns from his earlier blunder and enters the ice with two hands on his stick as the NHL Outdoors game resumes

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Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare isn't one to make the same mistake twice.

During the Bridgestone NHL Outdoors on Saturday, Bellemare had fumbled his stick on his original trip out to the ice. He tried convincing those around him that it was indeed a "hot stick," but to no avail.

When Bellemare returned to the ice after an eight-hour delay caused by sunny conditions in Lake Tahoe, he made sure the second time.

When the time came to resume the game, Bellemare approached the ice cautiously - and with both hands on his stick.

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