GIF: Linesman gets punched in the face during late-game scrum

Josh Gold-Smith

Linesman Andy McElman tried to intervene during a late-game scrum between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, and he probably wishes he hadn't.

Avalanche center Max Talbot and Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival got tangled up and their errant fists made contact with McElman's head.

[Courtesy: Comcast Sportsnet Chicago]