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Islanders fire coach Gordon, promote Capuano @NHLdotcom

NEW YORK (AP) -The New York Islanders have fired coach Scott Gordon and replaced on an interim basis with Jack Capuano.

The team announced the dismissal Monday, with the Islanders in the midst of a 10-game losing streak. The Islanders are 4-10-3, tied with Edmonton for the fewest points in the NHL.

Capuano had been coaching of the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He will make his debut on Wednesday at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning. New York just completed a three-game road trip to California and earned only one point.

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