The Buffalo Sabres are 14th in the Eastern Conference and 29th overall in the 30-team NHL, so they have nothing to lose by trying new things. For starters, they have an interim head coach in Ron Rolston and he has shown no qualms about changing his personnel.

In particular, Rolston will likely scratch veteran Jochen Hecht for the second straight game tonight when the Sabres meet the Flyers in Wells Fargo Center. Then he hopes to see his newest forward line continue to control play when it’s in the offensive zone.

Rolston has paired two recent Rochester call-ups, center Kevin Porter and winger Brian Flynn, with pre-lockout Amerk Marcus Foligno and the trio has given the Sabres plenty of time with the puck in scoring range.