I’m not crying….I’m not crying….I’m not crying….

OK fine, I’m crying.

Brian Boyle scored his first goal as a New Jersey Devil on Thursday. More importantly, Boyle scored his first goal since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in September.

Check it out below:

and the interview afterward…

“I’ve never cried after a goal before. It’s a lot. It’s everything. These guys, my wife, my kids, they’ve been through a lot too, my parents, my siblings, it’s a good feeling. Let’s hope we stand up and make it count tonight.”

I could watch these kinds of moments over and over and over again. Knowing how much it means not only to Boyle, but his entire family as it gives them all a reason to smile… it’s just so special.

Best wishes to Brian as he beats the shit out of cancer. Keep fighting both on and off the ice.

Fun fact: While I never officially met Brian’s brother Tim or his sister Gabrielle, I saw them around Endicott College quite often. I definitely brag every now about how I attended the same school as some of the Boyle family. Go Gulls.