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Panthers fire coach Kevin Dineen, 2 assistants

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By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Dineen has been fired as coach of the Florida Panthers.

The team made the announcement Friday, one day after their losing streak reached seven with a 4-1 loss at Boston. Also fired were assistants Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay.

Peter Horachek is the Panthers' interim head coach. He has been the coach of the team's AHL affiliate in San Antonio. The Panthers have also hired former players Brian Skrudland and John Madden as assistant coaches.

The Panthers have three wins in 16 games this season and are 14th in the Eastern Conference. Dineen was 56-62-28 in parts of three seasons, leading the Panthers to the 2012 Southeast Division title.

Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says "it was clear that our team needed a change in philosophy and direction."

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