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February 11, 2019, 4:59 am

NHL: Sinking Ducks fire coach

Anaheim Ducks broad director Bob Murray tested to give manager Randy Carlyle as much time as accomplishable to turn things around.

NHL: Sinking Ducks fire coach
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Anaheim Ducks broad director Bob Murray tested to give manager Randy Carlyle as much time as accomplishable to turn things around.

But a losing run of 7 games and free-fall into last topographic point in the Western Conference showed Murray that a turnaround wasn’t approaching soon.

Murray proclaimed Sunday the fire of Carlyle, expression he will take over as impermanent manager for the rest of the season. Anaheim then will hire a new manager.

“What has happened here recently and how we have played, it was time for change,” Murray said. “Some group idea I waited far too long, but this team has a past of approaching on and charging late. I accomplished a few days ago that it wasn’t active to happen.”

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

Islanders 2, Wild 1 • Devon Toews scored the tiebreaking goal aboriginal in the second period, Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and New York won at home. That helped the Blues, who beat Nashville, tie the Wild for 7th topographic point in the Western Conference. Minnesota lost for the fifth time in six games (1-3-2).

Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 2 • Dominik Kahun had two goals and an assist to help host Chicago get its 7th straight win.

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