Anaheim Ducks Fire Randy Carlyle and Staff, Hire Bruce Boudreau

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IDecember 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21:  Head coach Bruce Boudreau of the Washington Capitals watches the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Verizon Center on November 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 4-3. This was Boudreau's 200th career victory.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Less than an hour after winning a game, the Anaheim Ducks made a major move.

And it didn't involve Bobby Ryan.

Randy Carlyle and his entire staff were fired and former Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau was brought in to take over behind the Ducks' bench. Boudreau was reportedly already in California; the outcome of Wednesday night's game apparently meant nothing.

Boudreau was out of work for less than three days.

The Ducks are in last place in the Pacific Division and 14th in the Western Conference, with 18 points in 24 games (7-13-4).

Their win on Wednesday night was their second win since Oct. 27; the Ducks were 2-8-3 in November.

Carlyle is the fourth NHL coach to get fired already this year.

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