With a eye toward kick-starting one last push to the playoffs, the Buffalo Sabres are shaking things up at both ends of the ice. Up front, that means a dismantling of the club's top trio of Jack Eichel, Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart. Coach Phil Housley appears eager to roll out Jason Pominville on the No. 1 line with Eichel and Skinner, while letting Reinhart settle in on the right side of rookie center Casey Mittelstadt and fellow winger Conor Sheary.
If the return to this configuration gels, Pominville could be in for a serious upswing, at least for a stretch.