The top four teams in each conference, based on points percentage, will play a three-game round-robin, and the No. 5-12 seeds will play in eight best-of-5 series. The winners of those series will advance to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the four teams from the round-robin.
When the season was paused, the Stars were the fourth-best team in the Western Conference based on points percentage. That percentage clinched them a spot in the Seeding Round Robin and also guaranteed them a ticket to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As a result, they will spend the qualifying round playing the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, and Vegas Golden Knights to determine the top four seeds in the Western Conference for the playoffs. All 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff games will be played in either Toronto or Edmonton due to COVID concerns.
Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Nights - August 3rd, 2020 (5:30pm CT, FSSW)
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche - August 5th, 2020 (5:30pm CT, FSSW)
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues - August 9th, 2020 (TBD, TBD)