Goalie Matt Keetley stopped 22 shots for the shutout.
Keetley admitted to a rather wobbly start to the game.
"I was a little shaky out there at the start. I think I settled down and the guys settled down. They did a god job defensively. They kept the shots on net pretty basic for me," said Keetley.
The Flames second game of the tournament is against Vancouver Monday at 7 p.m. MT. The game will again be streamed live onto www.calgaryflames.com.