NHL

Bruins blast Kings 4-1, continue strong start for Cassidy

  • Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis, right, falls as he tries to pass the puck while under pressure from Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis, right, falls as he tries to pass the puck while under pressure from Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, second from left, celebrates his goal with center Patrice Bergeron, left, as Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj, lower right, of Slovakia, waits during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, second from left, celebrates his goal with center Patrice Bergeron, left, as Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj, lower right, of Slovakia, waits during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin, right, of Kazakhstan, stops a shot by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel, foreground left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin, right, of Kazakhstan, stops a shot by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel, foreground left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak scored their 26th goals of the season, and the Boston Bruins improved to 5-1-0 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Anton Khudobin made 27 saves in his second start since Christmas for the Bruins, who nursed an early lead to their first win in Los Angeles since March 24, 2012.

Pastrnak punctuated a strong all-around game with his seventh power-play goal of the season early in the second period. Dominic Moore ended his 26-game goal drought with an empty-net score, and David Krejci added another empty-netter with 7.2 seconds left.

Kevin Gravel scored his first NHL goal and Peter Budaj stopped 21 shots for the Kings, who have lost six of eight.