ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday in a seven-game losing streak.

The announced Ducks This general manager, Bob Murray, is acting coach for the remainder of the regular season. Anaheim will appoint a new coach after the season.

"Difficult decisions must be made when the situation is difficult and our game has been clearly unacceptable," Murray said in a statement. "We have a tradition of success in Anaheim and we have to go back to that."

Carlyle, 62, the most successful coach in Ducks history, was on her second stint with Anaheim. He led the team at the Stanley Cup in 2007 and three appearances in the Western Conference Finals (2006, 2007, 2017).

The Ducks played in the playoffs of seven of Carlyle's eight full seasons on the team (46-37 in the playoffs). They were swept the first round last season.

Carlyle has already coached the Toronto Maple Leafs. He went 384-256-96 in 736 games with Anaheim.

But the team has struggled recently. His loss to the Flyers Saturday night was the 19th of his last 21 games. The Ducks were outclassed 37-8 in their freefall.

After a promising start this season, Anaheim has dropped to last place in the West. They lost 12 straight games from January 18 to 15, and then won two straight games before their current skid.