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Oilers fire McLellan, hire Hitchcock

FILE - In this May 12, 2017, file photo, Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan speaks to the media during an NHL hockey news conference in Edmonton, Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster. The Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, at San Jose. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division.

McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster and the Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night at San Jose.

McLellan is the fourth coach to be fired already this season, following John Stevens in Los Angeles, Joel Quenneville in Chicago and Mike Yeo in St. Louis.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 M. Rantanen, Col32824
2 N. MacKinnon, Col291316
3 C. McDavid, Edm281216
4 M. Marner, Tor28622
5 M. Duchene, Ott271017
6 E. Malkin, Pit27720
7 B. Point, TB261412
8t P. Bergeron, Bos26917
8t M. Rielly, Tor26917
10 D. Pastrnak, Bos25178
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 P. Rinne, Nsh1.69
2 D. Rittich, Cgy1.93
3 J. Halak, Bos2.07
4 F. Andersen, Tor2.08
5 A. Raanta, Ari2.10
6 A. Vasilevskiy, TB2.30
7 S. Varlamov, Col2.32
8 B. Bishop, Dal2.33
9 J. Campbell, LA2.33
10 D. Dubnyk, Min2.36
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