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Flames fire Mike Keenan @NHL

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Mike Keenan has been fired as coach of the Calgary Flames, a month after his team lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year.

Keenan spent just two seasons with Calgary and his dismissal was announced by the team in a statement Friday afternoon.

The Flames finished the regular season with 46 wins and 98 points, but they were ousted in the first round in six games by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Keenan was hired as the Flames coach in June 2007, replacing Jim Playfair. He leaves Calgary with an 88-60-16 regular-season record. His 691 victories rank fourth on the career coaching list.

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