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Peter Laviolette named coach of Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette, who won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, as coach on Tuesday. Laviolette replaces Todd Reirden, who was fired last month after a second consecutive first-round exit in the playoffs.

Laviolette, who most recently coached the Nashville Predators for five-plus seasons, gives the Capitals an experienced coach with Stanley Cup-winning experience.

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