Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/21/12

BOSTON - JANUARY 01: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers shoots against Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins during the 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
It’s the holiday season and many athletes — even locked out ones — are in the holiday spirit. But Flyers forward Scott Hartnell and Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk added a little creativity to their gift-giving. The two NHLers started an effort on social media to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief and managed to raise more than $40,000. However, there was a wager involved, and van Riemsdyk came out on the losing end. Thus, he was forced to go shopping through Minnesota’s famous Mall of America wearing full hockey gear. Check out NESN Daily‘s Jamie Erdahl‘s report in the video above.
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