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"It's the ugliest Christmas sweater I've ever seen"

Potash had some fun with Guentzel on the Penguins' Ugly Holiday Sweater Theme Night

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

On Penguins' Theme Nights, AT&T SportsNet's Dan Potash will tweet teases of whatever look he is going for ahead of the final reveal.

With Thursday's theme being Ugly Holiday Sweaters, Potash began posting photos from the AT&T SportsNet official Twitter account.

Gingerbread man…check.

Snowflake…check.

Snowman…check.

Jingle bells…check.

Christmas tree…check.

And finally…Jake Guentzel…check!

Potash's Ugly Holiday Sweater featured a smiling Guentzel decked out in a Santa hat across the front, with that same headshot also featured in the pattern alongside the abovementioned holiday items.

"It's the ugliest Christmas sweater I've ever seen," Bryan Rust joked during his pregame interview with Potash.

"Really? Hands down?" Potash said.

"Hands down. Not even close," Rust laughed.

Tweet from @penguins: We think it's beautiful, Potash! ������💚 pic.twitter.com/tlzCVLKdxZ

Potash first came up with the idea back in training camp while searching for inspiration on the Internet. This particular style came up and he thought, what if I put a Penguins player in the Santa hat? Right away, he thought of Guentzel.

"He and I have had our fun little battles, but I knew he would have fun with it - which he did, to his credit," Potash said.

Guentzel first saw Potash's sweater on the bench during warmups - with Potash joking that "This is payback!" - before joining him for the first intermission interview.

"Just so you know, we're still best buddies," Potash said before turning to Guentzel. "I had to sit on this for a couple months. Impressions? Like/dislike? Thumbs up/thumbs down?"

Guentzel simply replied, "It's alright."

…But couldn't keep the smile off his face while doing so.

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