Flames split with coach Brent Sutter

In this WEdnesday, March 28, 2012, photo, Calgary Flames coach Brent Sutter, center, stands behind players, left to right, Blake Comeau, David Moss, Matt Stajan, and Lee Stempniak during an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Altberta. The Flames say the team and Sutter have agreed to part ways. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brent Sutter is out as coach of the Calgary Flames, who failed to make the playoffs in his three seasons with the team.

The team said Thursday the sides agreed to part ways. The decision came after a meeting between Sutter and general manager Jay Feaster in which different options were discussed.

The Flames had a 118-90-38 record under Sutter during his three years. Calgary went 37-29-16 this season, second to Vancouver in the Northwest Division.

Calgary also announced that assistant coach Dave Lowry will not have his contract renewed.