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ANAHEIM (CBS) — The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle, less than an hour after the team’s 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, and named Bruce Boudreau as his replacement, two days after he was fired by the Washington Capitals.
“This was an extremely difficult decision,” Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray said. “Randy is a terrific head coach and did a tremendous job for us for six-plus seasons. We thank him greatly for his hard work and dedication to our franchise, not the least of which was a Stanley Cup championship.
“At this time, we simply felt a new voice was needed. Bruce is a proven winner with a great track record and we are optimistic we can turn this season around under his leadership.”
Tonight’s victory at Honda Center ended a five-game losing streak. The Ducks had a 1-10-3 record in their 14 games before tonight.
Assistant coaches Dave Farrish and Mike Foligno were also fired, as was video coordinator Joe Trotta. Brad Lauer has been named as an assistant coach.
A second assistant coach will be named at a later date.
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