ST. LOUIS — Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
San Jose completed a season sweep of the Blues, winning all three games by a combined score of 16-7. St. Louis has lost two in a row after winning eight of 11.
Matt Irwin, Brent Burns and Marty Havlat added goals for the Sharks, who led 3-0 after 22 minutes. Niemi improved to 18-6-6.
Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored second-period goals for the Blues.
The Sharks jumped to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Pavelski and Irwin in a span of 2:56. Both came from close range on rebounds of missed shots that caromed off the end boards.