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Reeling Rangers fire coach Tom Renney

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NEW YORK (AP) -Tom Renney has been fired as coach of the New York Rangers.

General manager Glen Sather dismissed Renney and assistant Perry Pearn on Monday. No replacement has been chosen, but assistant Mike Pelino and goalie coach Benoit Allaire remain with the team.

The Rangers have won only twice in their last 12 games after leading the Atlantic Division much of the first half of the season.

The Rangers lost in overtime to Toronto on Sunday night, and are in a fifth-place tie in the Eastern Conference with 69 points - two points ahead of ninth-place Carolina. The top eight teams make the playoffs.

Last week, division rival Pittsburgh fired coach Michel Therrien.

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