Devils fire head coach John Hynes
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The New Jersey Devils have dismissed head coach John Hynes and named Alain Nasreddine interim bench boss, the club announced Tuesday.

The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Devils 7-1 on Monday night, dropping New Jersey's record to 9-13-4 ahead of Tuesday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Hynes was in his fifth season behind New Jersey's bench. During that span, the Devils went 150-159-45 and missed the playoffs in all but one campaign, in which the Tampa Bay Lightning knocked them out of the first round in five games.

Expectations were high in New Jersey following an active summer. The club landed P.K. Subban and Nikita Gusev on the trade market and drafted Jack Hughes first overall.

However, the Devils stumbled out of the gate, losing their first six games and nine of their first 11 contests to start the season.

The New Jersey job was Hynes' first as an NHL head coach.

Devils fire head coach John Hynes
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