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Watch: Toronto's Morgan Rielly impeded on breakaway by referee.

By Darian Somers
March 24, 2015

Ideally, referees shouldn’t make a noticeable impact on a game, but that's exactly what one did on a Morgan Rielly breakaway chance Monday night.

In the first period between the Maple Leafs and Wild, Toronto's Rielly was hit with a long stretch pass that found his stick. Meanwhile, referee Eric Furlatt was cutting back across the ice to get into position to make a better call. But consequently, it resulted in him being stuck in the middle of Rielly and the Minnesota net. 

Rielly had to make a move around the referee to be able to get off the shot, but it appeared his progress was slowed by the official. 

Regardless, Rielly probably could have put a better shot on net than he did. 

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