NHL

Tarasenko scores twice to lead Blues past Sharks 4-1

  • St. Louis Blues' Scottie Upshall (10) celebrates his goal with teammates Ryan Reaves (75) Alex Pietrangelo, second from left,, and Jay Bouwmeester during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    St. Louis Blues' Scottie Upshall (10) celebrates his goal with teammates Ryan Reaves (75) Alex Pietrangelo, second from left,, and Jay Bouwmeester during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton, left, stops a shot next to San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton, left, stops a shot next to San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Aaron Dell, right, stops a shot next to St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Aaron Dell, right, stops a shot next to St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals to give him 34 on the season and Zach Sanford added his first since joining St. Louis to help the Blues complete a regular season sweep of the San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 victory on Thursday night.

Scottie Upshall also scored and Carter Hutton made 19 saves as the Blues bounced back from a 2-1 loss the previous night in Anaheim with a crucial win over the team that beat them in the Western Conference final last season.

St. Louis remained two points behind Nashville for third place in the Central Division and four points up on Los Angeles for the second wild-card spot.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored the lone goal for the Sharks. Aaron Dell made 32 saves.