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NHL: Brian Boyle scores first hat-trick - a week after cancer remission confirmed
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NHL: Brian Boyle scores first hat-trick – a week after cancer remission confirmed


Boyle made his NHL debut with the LA Kings in February 2008

Brian Boyle claimed his first NHL hat-trick on Monday – a week after saying he was in remission from blood cancer.

The 33-year-old was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in September 2017 and has continued to play for the New Jersey Devils, who beat Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1.

Boyle’s treble was his first in 705 NHL games and also came on Pittsburgh’s Hockey Fights Cancer