Last-place Ana­heim fires Car­lyle

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - SPORTS -

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.”

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Jae C. Hong / As­so­ci­ated Press

Randy Car­lyle was in his third sea­son as Ana­heim’s head coach.

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