4-0-2 in their last six games. Jake Virtanen and Erik Gudbranson also scored, Antoine Roussel had two assists and Jacob Markstrom stopped 34 shots in the third leg of a six-game trip.
As the clock ticked down in the third, Reinhart set up Skinner for his teamleading 12th goal, then tied it when he put back a rebound from Ristolainen’s slap shot at the left edge of the crease.
Gudbranson gave the Canucks a 3-1 lead on a long shot from the point 3:41 into the third.
The Canucks scored twice in a span of 1:10 late in the second period to take a 2-1 advantage. Markus Granlund sent a backhand pass from the end board to Eriksson in front for a tying goal with 1:44 remaining in the period. Virtanen skated around defenseman Zach Bogosian and slid a backhand from the right circle into the far corner for his seventh goal of the season to put Vancouver ahead.
Buffalo gained an early lead when Kyle Okposo threaded a long pass from the point to Beaulieu for a tap-in 4:43 into the first.
The Canucks were without Brock Boeser for a third straight game. Coach Travis Green said Boeser will miss the remaining three games of the team’s trip while he recovers from a groin injury. A Calder Trophy finalist last season, Boeser is listed as weekto-week but “will be fine,” Green said prior to Saturday’s game.
NOTES: Eichel went to the dressing room midway through the first period with an undisclosed injury but returned eight minutes into the second. ... This was the first meeting between Swedish rookie defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Elias Pettersson. The Sabres drafted Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick this year, and Pettersson was drafted fifth overall in 2017 by the Canucks. Pettersson entered Saturday leading all rookies with 10 goals and 17 points. ... Buffalo traded D Taylor Fedun to Dallas for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft. The pick is conditional on Fedun playing at least 25 regular season and playoff games for the Stars. Fedun has played with the Sabres’ minor league club this season. ami last Sunday.
McCown was the Jets’ starter last season and had a career year before being sidelined the last three games with a broken left hand. Since the summer, McCown has spoken highly of Darnold and expressed excitement about being able to have a hand in the youngster’s development.
Darnold has received lots of advice and tips from practiced on a limited basis this week and will get additional time to recuperate with Buffalo entering its bye week after playing the Jets.
Veteran backup Derek Anderson had already been ruled out with a concussion.
The Bills also announced McCown on the sideline and practice field. Now, he’ll have no choice but to watch.
“I say it all the time: That’s why we do this, to play,” McCown said Wednesday when Darnold’s injury was announced. “If that’s the case, you’re torn because your friend and a teammate, it means he can’t go. In that regard, I don’t wish that on anybody, but at the same time as a professional, as a backup quarterback you have to serve your team in that role and go in and play winning
starting rookie middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has been cleared to play after missing one game with a concussion. They also promoted receiver Robert Foster from the practice squad and released linebacker Ramon Humber.
Buffalo (2-7) has lost four straight and is off to its worst start since losing eight of its first nine games in 2010.
The game between the two AFC East teams will football.
“That’s what’s fun, that’s what you look forward to and that’s why you play this game. And, we’ll go out and compete.”
The Jets are ranked 29th in overall offense, including 28th in the passing game. Some of the struggles can be attributed to the inexperience of Darnold, who has an NFLleading 14 interceptions. During New York’s current three-game losing streak, the rookie has thrown two touchdown passes and seven INTs.
So, some might consider
feature a matchup of backups rather than first-round picks.
The Jets (3- 6) are starting 39-year- old Josh McCownwith rookie SamDarnold sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.
Barkley is on his sixth team in six seasons since being selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. He was most recently in Cincin- the injury a blessing in disguise. It allows Darnold to take a breather and give McCown a chance to perhaps get the offense back on track.
“Obviously, Josh has played a long time in this league,” wide receiver Jermaine Kearse said. “So throughout the weeks, he sees things a lot quicker. Just the mental aspects, he’s a lot further, just with his experience and being in the league. So, him just being able to see things a lot quicker, you know, the tempo kind of picked up a little bit.”
nati before being cut by the Bengals in September after hurting his knee in a preseason game.
“It hasn’t maybe been the plan I signed up for when I thought of going to the NFL,” Barkley said of his pro career, which came after he set numerous school records as a four-year starter at Southern California. “But from what I’ve been able to learn along the way, I think I’m in a great spot right now.”