Wild-Blackhawks referee photo is the stuff of memes [IMAGE]

Wild-Blackhawks referee photo is the stuff of memes [IMAGE]

Wild forward Zenon Konopka got 30 stitches in his face in Jaunary. It was pretty ugly.

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But we'd think those wounds have mostly healed by now. So it's hard to say exactly why an official during game one of the Wild-Blackhawks series looked so scared while watching Konopka on Tuesday night.

Whatever the reason, the ref looked like a nightmare-stricken child curled up in the fetal position. Here's Ben Garvin's priceless photo:

Coming off a 2-1 loss, Konopka and the Wild probably hope to strike a bit more fear into the Blackhawks and a less into the refs during tomorrow night's Game 2.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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