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Ducks fire coach Car­lyle amid 7-game los­ing streak

ANA­HEIM, CALIF. >> The Ana­heim Ducks fired coach Randy Car­lyle on Sun­day amid a seven-game los­ing streak.

The Ducks an­nounced that gen­eral man­ager Bob Mur­ray would take over as in­terim coach for the re­main­der of the reg­u­lar sea­son. Ana­heim will name a new coach fol­low­ing the sea­son.

“Dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions need to be made when times are tough, and our play has clearly been un­ac­cept­able,” Mur­ray said in a state­ment. “We have a tra­di­tion of suc­cess in Ana­heim and we need to get back to that.”

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 and three ap­pear­ances in the Western Con­fer­ence Fi­nal (2006, 2007, 2017).

The Ducks made the play­offs in seven of Car­lyle’s eight full sea­sons with the team, go­ing 46-37 in the post­sea­son. They were swept out of the first round last sea­son.

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