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Edmonton Oilers fire McLellan, hire Hitchcock to take over

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Ken Hitchcock knows the routine well by now as he begins his tenure as new coach of the Edmonton Oilers. For the fourth time in his long coaching career, Hitchcock has been tasked with taking over a struggling team in the middle of the season.

Hitchcock was hired Tuesday as coach of his hometown Oilers after the team fired Todd McLellan with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division.

"It's not going to change overnight, but we can start taking some steps," said Hitchcock, who led St. Louis to a first-place finish in 2011-12 after taking over as coach one month into the season. "I told the players today I can take them to a place personally that they can't get to themselves, but they've got to buy into that, and it's not going to be comfortable at times."

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Leaders
Points: C. McDavid28
Plus/Minus: A. Chiasson5
Shots on Goal: C. McDavid68
PIM: Z. Kassian42
Win: C. Talbot5
Shutouts: M. Koskinen1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 57 (22)
Shots: 630 (16)
PP%: 20.6% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 212 (5)
Assists: 95 (23)
SH Goals: 3 (9)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Calgary 12 8 1 25
San Jose 11 7 3 25
Vancouver 10 11 2 22
Anaheim 8 9 5 21
Arizona 9 9 1 19
Edmonton 9 10 1 19
Vegas 9 12 1 19
Los Angeles 7 12 1 15
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 66 (8)
Shots Against: 605 (23)
PK%: 74.2% (27)
Penalty Minutes: 187 (13)
Shutouts: 1 (13)
Sv%: 0.891 (25)
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/13 T. Rieder Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
10/2 A. Sekera Achilles (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/16 R. Spooner Traded for Ryan Strome
11/15 P. Russell Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
11/11 C. Marody Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
11/10 K. Yamamoto Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
11/10 J. Puljujarvi Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
11/2 E. Bouchard Assigned to Junior Club London-OHL
11/2 K. Gravel Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
11/2 C. Marody Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
10/27 K. Gravel Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
10/21 C. Marody Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
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