Capitals hire Todd Reirden on the same day the Penguins fire him

Thomas Drance
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Former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden has broken Bruce Boudreau's record-setting mark for "the shortest time an NHL coach has spent between jobs" on Wednesday. 

Reirden, a Penguins assistant for the past four years, was dismissed on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Mere hours later, he landed on his feet by joining Barry Trotz's coaching staff with the Washington Capitals.

Because of the seemingly haphazard way Pittsburgh's coaching situation has unfolded, Reirden presumably has had a good deal of time to plan his next move. Perhaps that partially explains the quick turnaround time on this one.