Islanders Fire Jack Capuano as Head Coach


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Jack Capuano, the Islanders’ coach since 2010, leaves the bench with a record of 227-191-64.

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The Islanders fired Coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday with the team in last place in the N.H.L.’s Eastern Conference almost nine months after its first playoff series victory since 1993.

Doug Weight, the assistant general manager, will be the interim head coach.

Capuano had been the Islanders’ coach since November 2010, making him the coach with the fourth-longest tenure in the N.H.L. He led the team to two 100-point seasons and three playoff appearances.

With a record of 227-191-64, he is second in Islanders history in games coached (482) and wins (227), behind the Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour (1,500 games coached, 740 wins).

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