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Goucher With Toucher & Rich: Holtby Was ‘Difference In The Game’

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Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on April 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on April 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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The Bruins once again had trouble finding the back of the net and the Capitals tied the series at two with a 2-1 win in Washington. The teams now head back to Boston for a Saturday afternoon Game Five.

98.5 The Sports Hub’s Bruins play-by-play announcer Dave Goucher discussed the Game Four loss with Toucher & Rich.

Before the game Thursday Goucher was on Washington sports talk radio and fans were upset that he was favoring the Bruins. What is the Bruins announcer suppose to say?

It’s becoming clear as this series goes on that the Bruins offense just can’t get going. What’s going on?

“If you’ve got five of your top six scorers that haven’t managed to put the puck in the net, I think it can make it more difficult to win.”

There was a lot of talk before this series started about Washington’s rookie goalie Braden Holtby. Many thought that the Bruins would be able to take advantage of the young goaltender.

Unfortunately for the B’s that hasn’t quite been the case especially in Game Four when he racked up 45 saves. Was Thursday night his best game of the series so far?

“The two games in Boston I thought he was fine, I didn’t think he was outstanding. Last night he was really good and for a kid his age with his limited experience I thought he was the difference in the game.”

Head coach Claude Julien has already shuffled things around on the top lines and things still aren’t working. What can be done to fix this offensive drought?

“It seems to me you just have to lean on your skilled guys and your top six guys more to try and get the job done.”

How much confidence does Goucher have in this Bruins team?

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