CALGARY, Alta. -- Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick left Sochi in a sour mood.
He returned to NHL action in a stingy mood.
Quick, who had harsh words for his Team USA mates after a 5-0 loss to Finland in the bronze-medal match at the 2014 Winter Olympics, delivered a 25-save shutout to lead the Kings to a 2-0 victory Thursday over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Left wingers Dustin Brown and Dwight King scored for the Kings, while the Flames failed to provide any offensive support for rookie netminder Joni Ortio, who was making his NHL debut.
Brown welcomed Ortio to the big leagues with a goal just three minutes after the opening faceoff. The Kings captain picked up a puck along the boards and bolted toward the net, forcing a shot through Ortio's five-hole from the edge of the crease.
Quick showed impressive reflexes to stop Flames center Mikael Backlund and right winger Jiri Hudler on deflections in the first period, and also scurried back to his crease to stop right winger David Jones.
He made 15 saves in the second period, highlighted by pad stop on defenseman TJ Brodie on a slap-shot.
King added an insurance marker at the 3:30 mark of the third period, chopping a shot past Ortio from close range, and the Flames managed just two shots the rest of the way.
Quick, who was the backup for Wednesday's 6-4 road victory over the Colorado Avalanche, now has four shutouts this season and 29 for his career.
Ortio finished with 22 saves in a losing effort for the Flames, who were playing their first game since the Olympic break.
The Kings will return home for Saturday's contest against the Carolina Hurricanes at Staples Center, while the Flames head north for a Battle of Alberta against the Edmonton Oilers.
NOTES: Flames G Joni Ortio and C Markus Granlund both made their NHL debuts against the Kings. The 22-year-old Ortio earned a callup after posting a 2.22 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in 28 appearances for the American Hockey League's Abbotsford Heat. The 20-year-old Granlund racked up 23 goals and 21 assists in 50 games at the minor league level ... Kings D Robyn Regehr returned to the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first time since the Flames traded him to the Buffalo Sabres in June 2011 and was saluted with a video tribute during the first period. The 33-year-old Regehr spent 11 seasons with the Flames and ranks second in the franchise record books with 826 games played ... Flames LW Curtis Glencross (high-ankle sprain) and RW Brian McGrattan (shoulder) participated in Thursday's morning skate but are not yet ready to return to the lineup. The Flames are also without G Karri Ramo due to a knee injury ... The Kings' healthy scratches were RW Matt Frattin, D Matt Greene and LW Tanner Pearson.