February 26th, 2024

Islanders fire coach Lane Lambert, replaced him with Patrick Roy

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on January 20, 2024.

Quebec Remparts general manager and coach Patrick Roy announces his retirement from junior hockey, Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. The New York Islanders fired coach Lane Lambert and replaced him with Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

The New York Islanders fired coach Lane Lambert and replaced him with Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy.

President of hockey operations and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the stunning move Saturday.

The Islanders have lost four games in a row and six of seven to fall out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Lambert was midway through his second season on the job. Roy coached the Colorado Avalanche for three seasons from 2013-16 before abruptly resigning a month before training camp.

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