Blues fire head coach Mike Yeo

Updated: November 20, 2018 at 12:31 am by Brady Trettenero

The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Mike Yeo and named Craig Berube interim head coach.

The news comes after the Blues suffered a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday evening. The announcement was made approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game. The Blues were shutout for the third time in four contests.

Yeo posted a 73-49-11 record in one full season and two partial seasons with the Blues. He replaced Ken Hitchcock on Feb. 1, 2017 after serving as head coach of the Minnesota Wild for five seasons.Β The Blues missed the playoffs by one point in 2017-18 and have won consecutive games only once in the first 19 games of 2018-19.

According to the Blues, GM Doug Armstrong and Berube will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Berube, 52, first joined the Blues as associate coach on June 15, 2017. He was previously the head coach of the Chicago Wolves (2016-17).Β Prior to his stint in Chicago, Berube spent 11 seasons in different coaching roles with the Philadelphia Flyers. He served as head coach of the Flyers from 2013-15.

The Blues have one win in their last five games and sit last-place in the Central Division.

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