The New York Rangers have fired head coach Alain Vigneault.

The news came just a few hours after the Rangers wrapped up their regular season with a 5-0 loss to Philadelphia, dropping their record to 34-39-9, good for last in the Metropolitan Division.

Vigneault, who was hired in 2013, coached the Rangers to a regular-season record of 226-147-37 during his five-year tenure, leading the club to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and a Presidents' Trophy campaign the next season that resulted in another Eastern Conference Finals appearance.

The team faltered in 2017-18 and as the Rangers continue to rebuild on the fly, Vigneault appears to have lost favor as the bench boss to right the ship.

Vigneault is the first head coach to be fired this season, on the second to last day no less. A search will now commence for Vigneault's replacement.