No matter where your hockey allegiance lies, everyone was rooting for Brian Boyle on Thursday night.
The on-ice celebration that followed was an emotional one, and the home crowd joined in for the special moment.
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 10, 2017
Boyle described that emotion during an intermission interview:
Boyle, 32, announced he’d been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in September and made his season debut with the Devils on Nov. 1—which also happened to be the first day of the NHL’s month-long Hockey Fights Cancer campaign. Chronic myeloid leukemia is a form of blood and bone marrow cancer that is being treated with medication.
Boyle registered his first point on Tuesday with an assist against the St. Louis Blues.
— Fitz (@FitzyGSN) November 10, 2017