Last-place Anaheim fires Carlyle
The Anaheim Ducks, who have made the playoffs for six consecutive seasons, fired head coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday riding a seven-game losing streak that is part of a stretch with 19 losses in 21 games.
General manager Bob Murray announced that he will take over as interim head coach for the rest of the season.
The Ducks, tied for last in the Western Conference, began Sunday six points out of a playoff position.
“What has happened here lately and how we have played, it was time for change,” Murray said. “Some people thought I waited far too long, but this team has a history of coming on and charging late. I realized it wasn’t going to happen a few days ago.”
Sharks on Monday
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Randy Carlyle was in his third season as Anaheim’s head coach.