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Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel race in real-time game of Super Mario Kart

October 3, 2018
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Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist raced each other as Mario and Luigi in a real-time game of Super Mario Kart.

Nothing like having some diversionary fun before the season gets serious.

The Pittsburgh Penguins had a bit — heck, a lot — of fun in the parking lot of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry on Tuesday morning.

Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel — ever the good sports — went full out Mario and Luigi and got themselves on tiny tricycles to play a real-time game of Super Mario Kart.

The Penguins tweeted out that this is “Not the Mario we’re used to.”

In what the team billed as the “first @keybank Challenge of the 2018.19 season,” the wingers comically pedaled around the blacktop, dodging small orange cones.

Guentzel’s Mario even managed to avoid a banana peel obstacle.

In the end, it was Hornqvist’s Luigi that prevailed.

But it was all a ton of fun.

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