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Crosby, Malkin put pedal to metal in fierce Zamboni race

Penguins superstars go head-to-head in close contest

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We're all familiar with Sidney Crosby's and Evgeni Malkin's world-class moves on the ice. Who knew they were also high-performance drivers?

The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstar centers got behind their respective Zambonis for a head-to-head, winner-take-all race. They had to drive their large ice-cleaning machines through cones placed in a parking lot -- and the race came down to a photo finish. It's hard to tell if either came close to hitting the machine's top speed of 9.7 mph, but the race was thrilling at whatever speed they got up to.

Tweet from @penguins: GAME ON!It's Crosby vs. Malkin in a zamboni race for the ages.This has to be our best @keybank challenge yet. pic.twitter.com/EDYslOyO00

Crosby wore his best game face, but in the end, it was Malkin who pulled out the narrow win and gave his trusty ice resurfacing machine a victory kiss before congratulating Crosby on second place.

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