Quick was steady all night in earning his third shutout of the season and 29th of his career. He was especially sharp through the opening 40 minutes as Calgary built a 23-13 edge in shots, but trailed 1-0.
Coach Dan Bylsma says he has a plan in net for the other preliminary-round games, but on Wednesday declined to say what it was. Quick will get the start instead of Ryan Miller and No. 3 goalie Jimmy Howard. Miller helped the Americans win silver at the 2010 Olympics.
Quick didn't perform well in this one.
Quick didn't exactly make a stellar argument to U.S. Olympic coach Dan Bylsma for the starting job in Sochi, giving up three goals on the Penguins' first five shots before Martin Jones replaced him for the final two periods. Quick is competing with Detroit's Jimmy Howard and Buffalo's Ryan Miller, who was beaten 3-0 by the Penguins on Monday.
Quick notched his third shutout.
Quick has dropped consecutive starts for the first time since the season's first week.
Quick was unbeatable while making his fifth consecutive start since returning from a 24-game injury absence. The U.S. Olympic goalie posted his second shutout of the season and his first since Nov. 7, a week before he severely strained his groin.
Quick is 2-0-1 with a 1.30 GAA in three starts since returning to the lineup.
The 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner hasn't played since he injured his groin late in a game at Buffalo on Nov. 12. Quick is 10-5-0 this season with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.
Kings coach Darryl Sutter said he "didn't really check" on Quick and did not have an update on the injury.
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