NHL

Muzzin, Pearson lead LA Kings' 5-1 rout of struggling Blues

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings right wing Devin Setoguchi as defenseman Robert Bortuzzo watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings right wing Devin Setoguchi as defenseman Robert Bortuzzo watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, left, checks St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, left, checks St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, left, vies for the puck with St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, left, vies for the puck with St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Jake Muzzin and Tanner Pearson scored two goals apiece in the Los Angeles Kings' fourth victory in six games, 5-1 over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Trevor Lewis also scored and Peter Budaj made 21 saves for the Kings, who raced to a 4-0 lead early in the second period with a rare offensive burst from one of the NHL's lowest-scoring teams.

Los Angeles chased Jake Allen with Muzzin's second goal, sending the St. Louis goalie to the bench early in his second straight game.

Paul Stastny scored on a skate deflection for the Blues, who have lost four of six. Carter Hutton replaced Allen and gave up two quick goals to Pearson.