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Jonathan Toews faces off with #Phelpsface

by NHL Media / Chicago Blackhawks

#Phelpsface took over the internet Monday after United States swimmer Michael Phelps sported an incredibly intense facial expression while he prepared to face his rival, South Africa's Chad le Clos, in the Rio Olympics.

A meme was born in an instant, but Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews had seen that look before. It was on his own face. And Grumpy Cat's too.

"Captain Serious" has been drawing comparisons to the internet's most famous surly feline for years and is known for his wide variety of animated facial expressions.

Now, if Toews, Phelps and Grumpy Cat could somehow end up in a room together, it'll make for the world's greatest staring contest.

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