Bruins fire coach Bruce Cassidy after 6 seasons

The Boston Bruins have relieved Bruce Cassidy of his duties as head coach

The Boston Bruins have fired coach Bruce Cassidy

The Boston Bruins have fired coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruce has been a fantastic coach and has helped this team win many games and achieve success over his tenure behind the bench,'' he said in a statement. ``I have the utmost confidence in Don to conduct a thorough search to identify the best candidate that is going to help our team reach its full potential

After another second-round exit last year, the Bruins qualified for this year's postseason with a wild-card berth and did not make it out of the first round.

"Today I informed Bruce Cassidy that I was making a head coaching change,"

"After 14 years working with Bruce, this was an extremely difficult decision. I want to thank and acknowledge Bruce for all his work and success with the Bruins organization."

The Bruins will begin searching for a new coach effective immediately

Last season, the Bruins went 51-26-5 in the Atlantic Division but lost in seven games