Tony Salmelainen also scored for Chicago (3-0) and Corey Crawford made 33 saves. Geoff Platt and Duvie Westcott scored for Columbus (2-2). Ty Conklin stopped 23 shots.
Sharp started the scoring, converting a cross-ice pass from Mikael Holmqvist during a power play at 7:53 of the first period.
Columbus responded in the second period when Platt snapped home a goal from in close. Westcott made it 2-1 with slap shot from the right circle during a power play at 9:06.
Chicago answered with two goals in 2:07 late in the second.
Vandermeer beat Conklin with a slap shot from the point at 15:12 on a power play. With a two-man advantage, Chicago worked the puck down low to Sharp, who beat Conklin at 17:19 to make it 3-2.
Vandermeer beat Conklin with a low shot at 10:40 of the third period and Salmelainen closed the scoring with a long shot at 18:05.