New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle had a unique way of celebrating his seventh goal of the season. After giving the Devils a 3-2 lead over the Dallas Stars in the second period, Boyle opted against the usual fist-pump celebration or group hug with teammates in favor of something a bit more aggressive.
Watch Boyle pick up a two-minute minor and a 10-minute misconduct for chirping John Klingberg before attempting to fight Greg Pateryn.
What a bizarre scene. How often have you seen a player pick up this many penalty minutes (12) during a goal celebration? The game was a physical affair, but it’s strange to see a guy in the NHL score a goal and then head to the dressing room with a misconduct.
Boyle, who has been a feel-good story every since he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, was ticked with Klingberg regarding an earlier hit. Usually tempers fade after scoring a goal, but that wasn’t the case with Boyle who immediately started barking at Klingberg.
Ironically, the goal was the 100th of Boyle’s career. It’s safe to say he won’t be forgetting this one considering the unique celebration and the emotional off-ice distractions.