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On the heels of the 12-12-12 concert last night at MSG, the arena will be continuing its hurricane relief efforts with a charity hockey game. On December 22nd, the NYPD, FDNY, Rangers Alumni, and Islanders Alumni will team up for a charity hockey game at MSG to benefit the Red Cross and Stan Lee Foundation. Here's the list of NHL alumni scheduled to participate:

NY Rangers

1. Steve Vickers

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Tomorrow night, a group of NHLers will get together in Atlantic City. Not to have a lockout party, but to help raise money for Sandy victims. Team New York will play Team NJ/Philly for 60-minutes at Boardwalk Hall on the shore of Atlantic City. The Islanders' own Matt Martin will be on the New York roster, joined by other NHL stars Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry and the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist. Team NJ/Philly features a good portion of the Flyers roster as well as Tampa's Steven Stamkos and the Devils' Marty Brodeur.

If you're in the South Jersey area on Saturday night, check it out. Tickets start at $20 and all proceeds go to charity. Click here for ticket info.

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Giants QB Eli Manning was in Staten Island on Tuesday lending a hand with the relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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The New York metropolitan area sustained extensive and devastating damage to its infrastructure in Hurricane Sandy. The Giants want to do everything we can to assist our neighbors, fans and friends. Toward that end, after careful consideration, we have decided to make donations to these two very worthy funds. We are in this for the long haul and will continue to assist relief efforts in our hard-hit region.
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FOXSports' Jay Glazer on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the NFL...

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, those in the New York-New Jersey area are still scrambling for gas and awaiting their lights to turn back on. Yet despite the hiccup, the Giants-Steelers game Sunday is slated to go on as scheduled.

Sunday was also supposed to be the date of the annual New York City Marathon, but after announcing the race would go on throughout the week Mayor Michael Bloomberg had no choice but to cancel it yesterday afternoon.

The cancellation of the Marathon begs the question of whether all sporting events should be postponed in light of the area's cleanup efforts.

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For those wishing to donate to assist those victimized by Hurricane Sandy, please visit redcross.org directly or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give a $10 donation.

There will also be on-air mentions and a crawl on the bottom of the screen during portions of all NFL games on all networks pointing fans to the American Red Cross website and text-to-give line.

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Michael Eisen of Giants.com spoke one-on one with Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin yesterday, not only about football, but about how the team is managing in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

With the devastating storm and its aftermath this week, do you think the players might be more focused when they?re working, because it provides a respite from what is happening outside the complex?

Coughlin: ?That type of stuff is beyond me. I think that what we tried to do with our people was to give them time to get organized in their homes and be safe and secure. Nobody can correct the power situation. Three-quarters of the players don?t have power. Some of them have gone to hotels, the whole thing.

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NJ Transit has cancelled rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex for this week's game between the Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium.

Pat Hanlon, the Giants'?Senior Vice President of Communications, informed followers via Twitter that bus service will be provided to the stadium from Port Authority to ease the traffic and parking burden.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-3 on the road this season, and will now encounter another hurdle on the road this week against the Super Bowl champion Giants: Hurricane Sandy.

From Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com:

The Steelers' hotel in Jersey City still doesn't have power since the superstorm hit the East Coast, and the team can't find another hotel to accommodate the organization in the area, according to the report.

The Steelers now will fly into Newark, N.J., on Sunday morning, have a pregame meal at a hotel near the airport and bus to the stadium, according to the Post-Gazette. Kickoff against the defending Super Bowl champions is 4:25 p.m.ESPN's John Clayton reports the Steelers are having difficulty finding hotel rooms in New York for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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It was weird turning on the television last night for the first time in days (I'm lucky enough to be able to say that I could) and seeing CBS news anchors asking for viewers to donate to the Red Cross to "help your neighbors." Usually, the request is to help someone in a far off state or country. There's usually some sense of removal whether that is due to a long physical distance between you and the disaster or the simple removal that comes from seeing something on a screen. But distance and TV screens don't matter when the call is to help your 'neighbors', a slick way of getting around the fact that you could, quite literally, be donating right back to yourself. When you see it through that lens, it's kind of stunning.

Going back to Sunday, I had a whole lot of things in the hopper ready to be posted about the Islanders and the NHL. Between the move to the Barclays and the concert gone bad at the Coliseum on Saturday night the dry, monotonous, lull of the lockout got a lot more interesting last week. You can bet I was ready to write about it. And I still am, but it's not quite the time yet. The biggest story in the history of the New York Islanders is not quite so important anymore. Not after the biggest storm in the history of the Island.

More than 600,000 homes -- not people, homes -- on Long Island still don't have power four days after the storm. There's no gasoline and when there is, the station is sold out in hours. It's impossible to drive anywhere and not have to turn around because there's a downed tree blocking the road, sometimes tangled in a power line with a transformer. The majority of traffic lights still aren't working, but people are hospitable enough to stop and go as if they are. The stereotypical 'New York drivers' have taken a holiday.

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Even NFL players are susceptible to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Eli Manning included.

The Giants' quarterback snapped these photos of the lobby of his apartment complex in Hoboken, N.J.

In one hand, Manning holds his cell phone as he takes photos of the flooding. In the other, a flashlight. Obviously he expect (ed) a power outage like a lot of other Americans.

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Hurricane Sandy has really done a number on the Tri-State area. The recovery promises to be a slow one. We have never experienced storm surge this great in these parts and contingency and cleanup plans are still being formulated.

The NFL, however, has confidence the Giants-Steelers game will go on this Sunday as scheduled. MetLife Stadium has not sustained any major damage, although the surrounding parking areas and racetrack got touched up and flooded.

According to John Brennan of northjersey.com: "PSE&G also is reporting damage to one of the sports complex?s power feeds along Paterson Plank Road."

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The Giants left Dallas last night ASAP to get back home before Hurricane Sandy hit landfall in New Jersey. They made it back early this morning to Newark Airport.

WFAN's Paul Dottino: "A slew of tweets shortly after 1 a.m. confirmed that Big Blue outran two opponents Sunday: the Cowboys and Hurricane Sandy..."

? New York Giants (@Giants) October 29, 2012The Giants' beat reporters were not so lucky. Or maybe they are. Many of them are driving back from Texas to the Metro Area - which is approximately a 1,500 mile drive.

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