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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Rejects Player of the Game Award, Gives It France's Goalie

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    Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Rejects Player of the Game Award, Gives It France's Goalie
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    Pierre-Edouard Bellemare rejects Player of the Game award, gives it France's goalie

    France made history at the IIHF World Championships Sunday, beating Finland for the first time in Worlds' history.

    But it was something that happened after the game that was more impressive.

    Flyers center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, playing for host nation France, was named Player of the Game in France's 5-1 win. 

    When Bellemare's name was called to receive the award, he turned it down, instead giving it to French goalie Florian Hardy, who had 42 saves for the badly-outshot French squad.

    Bellemare, an assistant for both France and the Flyers, had a goal and an assist in the win.