Recap: Sharks @ Flames 4.18.24

CALGARY -- Blake Coleman scored his 30th goal of the season and MacKenzie Weegar scored his 20th to help the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.

Coleman also had an assist, and Oliver Kylington, Adam Klapka and Kevin Rooney scored for the Flames (38-39-5). Dustin Wolf made 16 saves.

It was the final regular-season game for each team. Calgary failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time in four seasons.

"Obviously a good way to go out for our team," Coleman said. "Good win. Couple of guys hitting milestones. Nice way to end what I think of as a tough year."

SJS@CGY: Coleman doubles lead in 1st period

Fabian Zetterlund scored for the Sharks (19-54-9). Devin Cooley allowed five goals on 23 shots before being replaced midway through the game by Georgi Romanov, who made 14 saves.

"A game is a full 60 minutes," Zetterlund. "I don't remember the last time we played a full 60. We learn from it. Everyone's going to get home now and get better during the offseason and come back stronger."

San Jose has missed the playoffs in five straight seasons.

"It's tough to reflect on it right now with everything that just happened and how it went, but obviously we need to take steps to get better," " Sharks defenseman @kyle burrou said. "That's something we want to do, that's something we want to provide, and we'll look to do that.

"It's just tough to end like that. It's just not the way we wanted to go out."

Klapka scored his first NHL goal in his sixth game to give the Flames a 1-0 lead at 12:13 of the first period. He shot top corner over Cooley's right shoulder from the slot.

"It's amazing, especially here in the Saddledome in Calgary," Klapka said. "It's amazing. I'll never forget about it."

Coleman pushed it to 2-0 at 14:40, a backdoor tap-in on a Connor Zary pass on the power play.

"We all care about each other, and we want to see each other succeed," said Coleman, the first Texas-born player to reach 30 goals in NHL history. "I think at the end of the day that's what you're most proud of here down the stretch is guys are playing for each other. This could've been a throwaway, meaningless game and guys took it upon themselves to find something to care about, and it was each other."

Kylington made it 3-0 at 3:53 of the second period with a wrist shot through a screen, and Rooney extended the lead to 4-0 at 5:59 with a shot from the slot over Cooley's right shoulder.

Weegar beat Cooley over the glove with a shot from the point for a 5-0 lead at 6:56. Cooley was replaced by Romanov after the goal.

Weegar, who set a Flames defenseman record with 17 even-strength goals, is the first defenseman to have 20 goals and 200 blocked shots since the NHL started recording blocked shots in 2004-05.

"That was pretty special," Weegar said. "It's one of those things that you look at at the end of your career and you can just enjoy a beer and enjoy that record but in the meantime I'm here for business. I want this team to go in the right direction. I'm looking forward to talking about next year, for sure."

SJS@CGY: Weegar increases Flames' lead in 2nd period

Zetterlund scored on the power play with nine seconds remaining for the 5-1 final.

"It goes a long way for me and for other guys seeing the joy and the commitment guys have in playing for each other," Coleman said. "We'll reflect a little bit more on where it went wrong and all that, but tonight we'll take the time to enjoy what went right."

NOTES: With Cooley, from Los Gatos, California, and Wolf, from Gilroy, California, starting, it marked the first game in NHL history to feature two California-born goaltenders making an appearance, as either teammates or opponents. ... Granlund, with an assist on Zetterlund's goal, finished the season with a 13-game point streak (two goals, 13 assists).