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Flyers fire Alain Vigneault, name Mike Yeo interim head coach

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The Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Alain Vigneault, the team announced Monday.

Mike Yeo will take over as head coach on an interim basis. Philadelphia also dismissed assistant Michel Therrien.

Yeo has been a Flyers assistant since 2019. He previously worked under Philadelphia general manager Chuck Fletcher as head coach of the Minnesota Wild and coached the St. Louis Blues for parts of three seasons.

The Flyers lost their eighth straight game Sunday, suffering an embarrassing 7-1 defeat on home ice to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They've been outscored 37-13 during their skid.

Philadelphia hired Vigneault in 2019, signing him to a five-year contract worth $5 million annually, according to CapFriendly. He led the Flyers to the playoffs in his debut season behind the bench, but they failed to qualify in 2020-21.

Vigneault previously had stints with the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers, reaching the Stanley Cup Final with both teams. The 60-year-old won the Jack Adams Award as the league's top head coach in 2007.

The Flyers sit seventh in the Metropolitan Division with an 8-10-4 record. They take the ice Monday night versus the Colorado Avalanche.

Flyers fire Alain Vigneault, name Mike Yeo interim head coach
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