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James Neal registered four goals during the Operation Hat Trick charity game this past weekend to help Team New York earn a 106-6 victory over Team Philadelphia/New Jersey.

He played alongside former Dallas teammate Brad Richards and Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson in the match. "I came out to a building of boos," said Neal. "Those old Philly faithful, right? There was a mix of Rangers and Devils fans, too, but I think it was those Philly fans letting me have it." Neal said the game raised at least $500,000 for victims of Hurricane Sandy and that total should rise after the game-worn equipment and jerseys are auctioned through early December. The Penguins winger is expected to keep himself busy in the meantime by practicing with the OHL's Oshawa Generals and working out with Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos, under fitness guru Gary Roberts, this week.