ST. LOUIS — Brent Burns scored San Jose’s first two power-play goals of the Western Conference finals and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the postseason as the Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 Tuesday night to even the series at a game apiece.

Tommy Wingels and Dainius Zubrus also scored and Logan Couture had two assists to help the Sharks bounce back from a tight loss in the opener.

Game 3 is Thursday night in San Jose.

Brian Elliott made 20 saves for St. Louis, which is 4-5 at home and 5-2 on the road in the postseason.

Elliott wasn’t as sharp as he’s been throughout the Blues’ run to their first conference final since 2001.

Burns’ fifth and sixth goals of the postseason both came on one-timers with Troy Brouwer in the penalty box, and were his only shots of the game.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound defenseman made it 2-0 in the second off a nice setup from Joe Pavelski just 16 seconds after Brouwer went off for slashing, and made it a three-goal gap about 12 minutes into the third off a feed from Patrick Marleau 24 seconds after Brouwer was whistled for high sticking.

Jones also blanked Nashville in San Jose’s second-round victory.

Zubrus assisted on Wingels’ goal early in the first and added an empty-netter in the final minute.

Vladimir Tarasenko led the Blues with six shots at the end of a long day – his wife, Yana, gave birth to a son earlier Tuesday. The Blues’ star was looking at the video board when the team announced the arrival to a standing-room crowd of 19,586.

The Sharks entered the series clicking at 31 percent on the power play, best in the postseason. They were 0 for 3 in the opener and Coach Peter DeBoer complained about the lack of calls during the day between games.