Anaheim dismisses Carlyle as its coach
Anaheim, Calif. — Ducks general manager Bob Murray tried to give Randy Carlyle as much time as possible to turn things around. But a seven-game losing streak and freefall into last place in the Western Conference showed Murray that a turnaround wasn’t coming soon.
Murray announced that he would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season after firing Carlyle on Sunday. Anaheim will hire a new coach following the season.
The Ducks are the sixth team to make a change this season, joining Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Edmonton and Philadelphia.
Carlyle, 62, the winningest coach in Ducks history, was in his second stint with Anaheim. He led the team to the Stanley Cup in 2007.
(At) New Jersey 3, Carolina 2: Marcus Johansson scored twice and a battered Keith Kinkaid made 32 saves.
(At) N.Y. Islanders 2, Minnesota 1: Devon Toews scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period for Metropolitan Division-leading New York.
Winnipeg 3, (at) Buffalo 1: Blake Wheeler scored the goahead goal with 3:55 remaining and the Jets snapped an 0-2-1 skid.
(At) Boston 2, Colorado 1 (OT): Brad Marchand scored 4:03 into overtime and the Bruins extended their points streak to seven games.
St. Louis 5, (at) Nashville 4 (OT):Vladimir Tarasenko completed a hat trick by scoring 16 seconds into overtime.