-Goaltender Matt Murray (above, with Manchester forward Jordan Weal) made 21 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 5-2 loss to the Manchester Monarchs in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Manchester leads the best-of-seven series, 3-1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will host Game 5 Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.
-Highlights (courtesy of Send To News):
-Happy 52nd birthday to former Penguins forward Dwight Mathiasen. A free agent signing late in the 1985-86 season, Mathiasen spent parts of three seasons with the Penguins. He finished that season by appearing in four games and scoring one goal. During 1986-87, Mathiasen saw action in six games and recorded one assist. In 1987-88, Mathiasen appeared in a career-high 23 games and recorded six assists. He was released in the 1988 offseason. Mathiasen appeared in 33 regular season games for the Penguins and recorded eight points.
IIHF World Championship
-A shootout goal by Panthers forward and former Penguin Jussi Jokinen gave Finland a 3-2 win against Belarus in a preliminary round game in the IIHF World Championship tournament.
-Finland goaltender Pekka Rinne was thirsty:
-Belarus forward Andrei Stepanov was excited:
-Predators forward Filip Forsberg scored two goals and led Sweden past France, 4-2.
-Sweden defenseman Jonas Ahnelov and France forward Antony Rech had issues:
-Sweden defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson kept an eye on this puck:
-Goaltender Bernhard Starkbaum made 15 saves for Austria in a 3-2 shootout win against Germany.
-Austria forward Konstantin Komarek > Germany goaltender Dennis Endras:
-Austria forward Rafael Rotter was pumped:
-Germany forward Tobias Rieder was focused on something:
-Germany forward Daniel Pietta went airborne here:
-Goaltender Gasper Kroselj made 24 saves for Slovenia in a 1-0 shutout of Denmark.
-Denmark goaltender Sebastian Dahm was all over this puck:
Rangers - Capitals
-“I saw that, and that’s what leaders do. I think leaders say, ‘This is what we need to do; this is what we’re going to do.’ I think I have a lot more respect for someone who will be bold enough to say, ‘I’m the leader of the hockey team; we’re going to go there and give our best game and we’re going to win the hockey game.’ I’d rather have that than a leader go, ‘Well, we’re going there to lose.’” - Capitals coach Barry Trotz on captain/forward Alex Ovechkin guaranteeing a win in Game 7.
-The Capitals recalled defenseman Nate Schmidt from Hershey of the AHL.
Canadiens - Lightning
-Lightning forward Ryan Callahan (right) will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Monday.
-“We’re in Game 80-what … we have a good group. I know it was a tough loss the other night and we lost in the last four minutes of the game, but there was a difference in the room after we lost Game 4 [compared with] Game 5. It was a genuine [ticked]-off attitude when we lost Game 5. I could just tell, there was nothing that really needed to be said. Guys were angry, it’s carried over. I like our mojo right now. I want to be an angry team.” - Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's mentality.
-“There’s a little bit of that unfamiliarity. It’s definitely going to be part of it. You’ve got to adapt to knowing their tendencies quickly." - Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on facing the Ducks in the Western Conference final.
-"The instant it happened, I felt really good. ... It was a pretty nice win, so I think I'm allowed five minutes of joy. But a half hour later, I was thinking about Chicago." - Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on winning his team's second-round series against the Flames with an overtime victory in Game 5 then turning his attention to the Blackhawks.
-Forwards Remi Elie and Connor McDavid each had a goal and an assist for the Erie Otters in a 4-3 win against the Oshawa Generals in Game 3 of the OHL championship series. Oshawa leads the series, 2-1.
-“This is the first time I’ve been through this situation, so I’ll relax and let the other people do the work. But there’s no reason why I wouldn’t want to be here.” - Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk on his status as a pending unrestricted free agent.
-What should the Wild do with former all-star goaltender Niklas Backstrom?
-Former Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg has joined Salavat Yulaev of Russia's KHL.
-Former Senators/Islanders/Blackhawks forward Peter Regin has joined Jokerit of Finland's Liiga.
(Photos: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images, Matej Divizna/Getty Images, Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images, Chris O'Meara/Associated Press Martin Rose/Getty Images and Associated Press)