Peter Laviolette is out as Flyers head coach and has been replaced by assistant Craig Berube, above. Credit: Rikard Larma/METRO Peter Laviolette is out as Flyers head coach and has been replaced by assistant Craig Berube, above. Credit: Rikard Larma/METRO

 

The Philadelphia Flyers have sacked coach Peter Laviolette and promoted assistant Craig Berube in his place after an 0-3 start to the season, the team announced today.

 

Berube becomes the 18th full-time head coach in the history of the franchise.

 

 

The Flyers also fired assistant coach Kevin McCarthy but Joe Mullen and Jeff Reese keep their jobs.

 

Philadelphia was beaten 2-1 by Carolina on Sunday.

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