The Anaheim Ducks' freefall has cost coach Randy Carlyle his job.
The team announced that general manager Bob Murray will take over for the rest of the season and then the team will begin a search for a new coach.
"We thank Randy for everything he has done for the organization," Murray said in a statement. "Leading the team to a Stanley Cup and three conference final appearances, he has accomplished so much in Anaheim. Difficult decisions need to be made when times are tough, and our play has clearly been unacceptable. We have a tradition of success in Anaheim and we need to get back to that.