Linesman Jonny Murray was not giving up his spot.

Even as Buffalo captain Brian Gionta and Tampa’s Gabriel Dumont collided near the boards, Murray opted not to re-position himself down ice.  Rather, he took a more direct and unorthodox approach, hopping over the boards.

 

Murray, falling into the Sabres bench, quickly got back to his feet and made the call, without missing a beat.

Great concentration. Amazing focus.

Next time, though, maybe just a step to the left will do.