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Crosby, Malkin play Scott Calvin in 'Santa Clause' spoof

Penguins roll out another exceptional holiday movie parody

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Name? Santa Claus.

Name? Sidney Crosby.

Name? Topo Gigio.

The Pittsburgh Penguins released their annual holiday team movie parody Wednesday, with players spoofing scenes from the 1994 Christmas classic "The Santa Clause."

Tweet from @penguins: Happy holidays, Penguins fans. pic.twitter.com/8VXtBys9w5

Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray and Kris Letang were among the Pittsburgh players who portrayed the lead character, Scott Calvin or Santa Claus, originally played by Tim Allen.

Come for Crosby wearing pajamas with his own initials on it. Stay for Malkin in a fat suit. Also keep an eye out for Penguins television reporter Dan Potash's cameo.

The movie spoof has become something of a Penguins holiday tradition, with the players starring in faux versions of "Elf" and A Christmas Story in recent years.

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