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Penguins re-create Will Ferrell holiday classic 'Elf'

Plenty of Pittsburgh players in role of Buddy in funny e-card @NHLdotcom

It's the Pittsburgh Penguins! I know them! I know them!

The defending Stanley Cup champions just put out the holiday e-card to beat as their players took part in a short remake of a trailer from the 2003 Will Ferrell classic "Elf."

Tweet from @penguins: Don���t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins. Watch the Penguins��� Elf video and have a great holiday!

About 15 different players, including Sidney Crosby, got to play Buddy during different gags. Matt Cullen was handed the role of Buddy's real-lfe father, and Phil Kessel played the department store manager where Buddy worked.

Assistant general manager Bill Guerin took on the role of Santa and delivered, then went out onto the ice in full Santa suit and skates to take part in a youth hockey practice. Sadly, that part was not caught on video.

From Nick Bonino singing to Matt Murray's scream after spraying cologne in his mouth to Crosby getting hit in the face with a snowball, this is your must-see video of the holiday season.

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