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Brian Boyle, who fought leukemia last year, scores first career hat trick on Hockey Fights Cancer night

Brian Boyle, who fought leukemia last year, scores first career hat trick on Hockey Fights Cancer night

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle wants to serve as a role model in the fight against cancer.

He certainly was inspiring on Monday night.

The cancer survivor scored three times for his first career hat trick, leading the Devils to a 5-1 victory over the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins.

Boyle got his natural hat trick on "Hockey Fights Cancer" night in Pittsburgh. It included two power-play goals and two redirections in front of the net.

"I love these nights, I really do," Boyle said. "Just the initiative and seeing the survivors on the ice and being recognized. Sometimes you feel kind of alone. It can be...

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