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Devils fire John Hynes

Alain Nasreddine loses his first game behind the Devils bench.
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New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes, rear, looks on during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Newark, N.J. The Senators defeated the Devils 4-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEWARK, N.J. — One night after losing to the Sabres 7-1 in Buffalo the New Jersey Devils made a coaching change.

The New Jersey Devils have fired coach John Hynes two months into the season. General manager Ray Shero announced the move hours before the team was to play the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

 Much was expected of the Devils this season after taking Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick overall in the draft. Two years earlier they took Nico Hischier with the No. 1 pick. New Jersey has disappointed fans by posting the second-worst record in the NHL.

Alain Nasreddine made his debut as the interim coach Tuesday night against Vegas. The Devils lost 4-3.