ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle and hired former Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, who was dismissed by the Capitals just two days earlier.
Boudreau is a fomer Komets player and coach.
The Ducks made the move after beating Montreal 4-1 on Wednesday night for the club’s third victory in 19 games – snapping a seven-game skid.
Carlyle coached the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007, but struggled to get his talented club’s attention this season. Carlyle agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season in August.
Boudreau was fired by the Capitals on Monday after a slow start. He led Washington to four consecutive division titles, but no playoff success.