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.