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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 14: Alex Pietrangelo #7 of the Vegas Golden Knights and Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche fight for the puck in the first period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on February 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Avalanche 1-0. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Max Pacioretty scored early in the second period, Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0. Vegas, which improved to 5-1-0 since returning from a pause due to COVID-19 protocols, leapfrogged the St. Louis Blues to reclaim first place in the West Division. The Golden Knights are one point ahead of St. Louis with 21. Vegas was playing on the second of back-to-back days after a 3-1 win at San Jose on Saturday. Colorado played for the first time in nearly two weeks after its schedule was paused due to coronavirus protocols.