Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had two assists and a big, clean hit on Matt Nieto in the second period. San Jose’s Timo Meier tried to retaliate by going after Dahlin moments later, but missed and crashed into the boards.
Peterka made it 2-2 just 16 seconds into the second period on a partial breakaway. Peterka raced down the left wing and beat Dell to the far side. After scoring against Colorado on Thursday night, the 20-year-old has scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
Skinner gave Buffalo a 3-2 lead four minutes later on his 12th goal of the season. Skinner showed good patience in moving from right to left, waiting for Dell to commit before depositing the puck into the net.
Quinn made it 4-2 with 6:15 left in the second on Buffalo’s second power-play goal of the evening. Quinn had some nifty stick-handling before beating Dell with a wrist shot. Quinn’s second goal came with 8:37 remaining on an odd-man rush.
Sharks: Host Vancouver on Wednesday night.
Sabres: At Columbus on Wednesday night.
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Mark Ludwiczak, The Associated Press