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NHL: Sharks complete season sweep of Blues
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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 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.

Pavelski scored his 13th after a miss by Havlat, and Irwin jumped on a misfire from Justin Braun for his first of the season.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 34 23 9 2 48 94 70

Montreal 36 21 12 3 45 91 76

Tampa Bay 34 20 11 3 43 93 82

Detroit 36 15 12 9 39 91 99

Toronto 36 17 16 3 37 99 105

Ottawa 35 14 15 6 34 99 113

Florida 35 13 17 5 31 81 110

Buffalo 34 8 23 3 19 59 98

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 35 24 10 1 49 108 75

Washington 34 18 13 3 39 107 102

Carolina 34 14 13 7 35 79 94

Philadelphia 34 15 15 4 34 81 93

N.Y. Rangers 34 16 17 1 33 76 91

New Jersey 34 13 15 6 32 78 85

Columbus 34 14 16 4 32 87 95

N.Y. Islanders 35 9 19 7 25 85 121

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 37 25 7 5 55 138 102

St. Louis 33 22 7 4 48 114 80

Colorado 33 22 10 1 45 96 78

Minnesota 36 20 11 5 45 84 83

Dallas 33 16 12 5 37 95 101

Nashville 34 16 15 3 35 78 95

Winnipeg 36 15 16 5 35 95 106

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 36 24 7 5 53 116 91

San Jose 34 21 7 6 48 112 84

Los Angeles 34 22 8 4 48 94 68

Vancouver 36 20 10 6 46 100 86

Phoenix 33 18 10 5 41 105 103

Calgary 34 13 16 5 31 86 108

Edmonton 35 11 21 3 25 93 120

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Tuesday's Games

Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO

Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2, SO

Boston 2, Calgary 0

Buffalo 4, Winnipeg 2

Florida 3, Toronto 1

Montreal 3, Phoenix 1

Anaheim 5, Detroit 2

Philadelphia 5, Washington 2

San Jose 4, St. Louis 2

Chicago 3, Nashville 1

Dallas 3, Colorado 2

Edmonton at Los Angeles, late

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa at New Jersey, 5:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.

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