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Knights were on a roll and Stars struggled before NHL halted

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 01:18:10-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights were playing their best hockey when the NHL season came to a sudden stop 4 1/2 months ago.

The Dallas Stars were struggling.

Both now have the same chance of being the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

They also get a better chance to re-acclimate to playing.

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They are in a round-robin to determine the top four seeds, rather than having to jump right into a playoff series to resume the unprecedented coronavirus-interrupted season.

Vegas won 11 of its last 13 games before the break.

Dallas was winless in six games.