The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle after Wednesday night’s 4-1 victory against Montreal and replaced him with Bruce Boudreau, who was fired Monday as coach of the Washington Capitals in an interesting turn of events.
The Ducks also relieved assistant coaches Dave Farrish and Mike Foligno, and video coordinator Joe Trotta of their duties. Brad Lauer was added as an assistant coach. One additional assistant will be named later.
“This was an extremely difficult decision,” Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray said in a statement. “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.”