In the middle of a frustrating season, the Nashville Predators fired head coach Peter Laviolette on Monday.

The Predators reached the Stanley Cup final three seasons earlier under Laviolette's assistance, prior to falling in the 2nd round the list below year and failing to win their first-round playoff series last season.

In 2019-2020, the Predators presently sit outside the playoff picture with a 19-15-7 record and 45 points in 41 games.

Nashville, just one point out of last place in the Central Division, also parted methods with assistant Kevin McCarthy.

There was no word on a replacement for either coach, but the Predators scheduled a press conference for Tuesday morning. Poile applauded their work in a release.

"Under the leadership of Peter and Kevin, our organization reached unmatched heights-- from our franchise-altering go to the Stanley Cup Final to a Presidents' Trophy and our very first two Central Division titles," Nashville general manger David Poile stated.

"Their enthusiasm for the game, capability to inspire a team and drive to be the very best makes this a hard choice. On behalf of the whole organization, I wish to thank Peter and Kevin for all their contributions to the Nashville Predators over the past five-and-a-half seasons."

Nashville did not reveal who would be taking over behind the bench.

This marks the 6th NHL training change of the season.

The Predators have actually dropped 4 of 5 heading into Tuesday night's video game versus the Boston Bruins. The 55-year-old Laviolette went 248-143-60 in his time with Nashville.

Sputtering unique groups

Poile traded away defenceman P.K. Subban, Nashville's highest-paid gamer, and signed free-agent forward Matt Duchene to a $56 million US, seven-year agreement on July 1. The Predators sputtered through the first half of this season. They hadn't won more than 2 straight games because a four-game streak in late October.

Laviolette has 637 wins over 18 years as an NHL coach with the New York Islanders, Carolina, Philadelphia and Nashville. He coached the Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup championship in 2006.

The Predators are 5-3-2 over their last 10 video games, which consists of blowing a lead in the franchise's very first look in the Winter Classic last week in Dallas.

Nashville ranked last in the NHL last season on the power play and generated Dan Lambert as an assistant to help enhance that area. Presently, the Predators rank 24th in the league, converting just 16.8 per cent of power plays. The Predators are even worse on the penalty kill-- 29th out of 31 groups, eliminating 74 per cent of penalties.

They rank sixth in the NHL with approximately 3.44 objectives per game, but the Predators have struggled to hold leads while quiting goals in lots.

There was no word on a replacement for either coach, however the Predators set up a news conference for Tuesday early morning. The Predators sputtered through the very first half of this season. Laviolette has 637 wins over 18 years as an NHL coach with the New York Islanders, Carolina, Philadelphia and Nashville. Nashville ranked last in the NHL last season on the power play and brought in Dan Lambert as an assistant to help enhance that area.