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.
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.