‘Gauthier claims it was incidental contact. According to the replays, he wasn’t even looking at Dumont when his stick nestled into the gut of the Sabres player, he argued. And to those that doubt him, Gauthier insists this was not Brain Fart No. 3. “He’s a friend,” said Gauthier, who has played golf with Dumont in Quebec during the off-season. “If I’m going to do that, I’m going to do that to someone I hate, not my friend.’
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