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

Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj, right, of Slovakia, stops a shot by Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak, left, of the Czech Republic, as Kings center Anze Kopitar, second from left, of Slovenia, and defenseman Jake Muzzin defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

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