Wild fires head coach Bruce Boudreau!

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The Minnesota Wild have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau, general manager Bill Guerin announced Friday.

Assistant coach Dean Evason has been named the team's interim head coach.

This is another big change coming from the Wild and general manager Bill Guerin, who made a big splash earlier this week when he traded Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Boudreau joined the Wild in 2016. He finishes his Wild tenure with a 158-110-35 record. The team made the playoffs in the first two seasons of Boudreau's tenure, losing in the first round both years.

On Thursday, the Wild blew a 3-1 lead in shootout loss to the New York Rangers, which could have been the final straw for Boudreau. 

The team currently sits sixth in the Central Division with a 27-23-7 record, three points out of a wild card spot in the Western Conference.

This is the eighth time a head coach gets the boot this season. It comes just under a month after the Vegas Golden Knights parted ways with head coach Gerard Gallant.