Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel race in 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.