Explain how getting one or more penalties was going to make Gorges head feel better.
When the referees are calling a match penalty, it is not uncommon that no one responds. If the referees do nothing, all hell often breaks loose.
Exactly, if the ref had not raised his arm to call the penalty, I am not sure if everyone would of stayed quiet. But with the penalty, it gave them a 5 on 3.. take the #, take him on on the next road trip.
Then again, if that would of happened to someone from my team, I would of went ape **** penalty or no penalty.
You get in his face, shove him a couple of times and see if he's willing to go, and if so you go. That way you don't lose your PP, since it would be incidental fighting majors.
That may or may not work; in practice, it would probably get you a 2-minute for instigating, and maybe more.
But that's not my original point. My original point is that in fact this has nothing to do with "guts". Frankie Bouillon or Tommy Kostopoulos are not afraid to fight people. Neither are Steve Begin, Mike Komisarek, Max Pacioretty, Max Lapierre, Ryan O'Byrne or even Guillaume Latendresse. Really, fighting (unless it's against a BGL or some monster like that) takes less real "guts" than blocking a 100 mph slapshot, or going to the front of the net knowing one will receive crosschecks a high percentage of the time.
I'm pretty sure that fighting Gauthier won't even deter him from making dirty hits. He knows he has to fight from time to time. What will more likely deter him is a 10 game suspension.