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EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers looked poise to snap a six-game losing skid Sunday night. But the Dallas Stars wouldnt let that happen.Up 5-2 over Dallas in the last minute of the second period, the Oilers were forced to settle for a single point when the Stars rallied for three unanswered goals to tie the game before Shawn Horcoff scored the winner in the eighth round of the shootout for a 6-5 Dallas victory.We were sitting back on our heels a bit for the second half of the game and that cant happen, said Edmontons interim head coach Todd Nelson, who was overseeing his third game since replacing the fired Dallas Eakins. When you are up you have to keep forechecking hard and pressing for the puck. Those things werent happening. We were loose on the puck.We need to be consistent for 60 minutes.Horcoff, a former Oiler, also added a goal in regulation time as the Stars (14-13-5) erased the three-goal deficit to win their fourth straight game.Tyler Seguin had two third-period goals and added an assist, and captain Jamie Benn scored on the power play at 19:39 of the second period to start the Dallas rally. Erik Cole had the other Stars goal. It was a gutsy effort, said Benn. We laid an egg in the second period and we found a way to grind it out for 20 minutes and found a way to win the shootout. We have a lot of character guys in here and we really wanted to finish this road trip off with two points.Added Seguin: We all tested ourselves in the third and I think (head coach) Lindy (Ruff) challenged us. Weve had a few games in the past where weve been down a goal or two in the third and we havent had much of a push, but I thought we dominated the game in the third period.Taylor Hall and Mark Arcobello each had two goals and Teddy Purcell had the other for the Oilers (7-20-7), who extended their losing streak to seven. They have just one win over their last 19 games.You just cant let teams come back like that, said Hall, who halted a career-high 11-game scoring drought. You cant let them get the momentum. That power-play goal we gave up at the end of the second, that was a world-class goal. I dont know what we could change on that. But in the third period they really forechecked us hard and as a team we were unable to break out and get it into their end.It was tough sledding in that third and they had the momentum the whole time. It is tough to play like that.Horcoff said its always fun to come up big against your old club.Yeah it did (feel good), Id be lying if I said it didnt, he said. We needed that win and just coming back in the third the way we did.Edmonton got on the board first with a power-play goal three minutes in. Stars starter Kari Lehtonen made the stop on a Jordan Eberle shot, but Hall came racing in to shoot in the rebound from a tough angle.Dallas pulled even three-and-a-half minutes later as the rebound from a Jyrki Jokipakka shot through traffic was corralled by Horcoff in front, and he batted the puck through the legs of Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens.The Stars went up 2-1 midway through the opening period as an Ales Hemsky shot deflected off an Oiler defender right onto the stick of Cole, who got the puck by a diving Scrivens.Edmonton tied the game 11 seconds into the second period as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins battled off a Stars defender and sent the puck across to Purcell, who scored on Lehtonen.The Oilers then took the lead less than three minutes later as a Jeff Petry point shot was picked up by Arcobello on the Dallas doorstep and hooked into the net to make it 3-2.Edmonton went up by a pair with just under 11 minutes left to play in the second period as Arcobello followed up a Steven Pinizzotto shot by putting the rebound into the net for his second of the game. The goal chased Lehtonen from the Stars net after he allowed four on 19 shots. Anders Lindback came in as his replacement.The Oilers went up 5-2 with seven minutes left to play in the second period as Hall got a partial breakaway and beat Lindback through the legs for his second of the game.Dallas got one of those goals back with 21 seconds remaining in the second as Jason Spezza made a cross-ice feed to Benn, who sent a perfect laser beam of a shot to the top corner.The Stars made it a one-goal game again 52 seconds into the third period as Seguin took a shot and raced in to deposit his own rebound for his 24th goal of the year and 41st point.Dallas tied the game 5-5 with 10:47 left in the third period. Scrivens made a stop on a Benn shot but couldnt stop Seguin on the rebound.Notes: It was the second of three games between the Oilers and Stars this season, with Dallas winning the first contest 3-2 on Nov. 25. The Stars came into the game on a five-game winning streak in Edmonton and having won 14 of their past 17 games against the Oilers. … Hall hadnt scored since last months loss to the Stars. ... Oilers rookie centre Leon Draisaitl was a healthy scratch, despite not being loaned to play for Germany at the World Junior Hockey Championships. Centre Anton Lander, who was recalled from Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League on Friday, took his place. Superstar Suomi . - Kevin Labanc and Joseph Blandisi were a potent combination for the Barrie Colts on Friday night. Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Suomi . The agreement comes a little more than one week after the video game manufacturer agreed to a $40 million settlement in a similar but separate case, bringing the total payout planned for athletes to $60 million, said Steve Berman, an attorney for the plaintiffs, and the NCAA. . 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We know all about the great games of the past from the players, the broadcasters and the writers.MINNEAPOLIS - If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion probably wont happen swiftly.The NFL formally began a review of the star running backs case for potential punishment under the leagues personal conduct policy, informing Peterson on Thursday that his status on paid leave from the Vikings will not change until completion of the process.The NFL has requested that Peterson submit relevant information regarding his case and meet with designated experts who will make recommendations for the commissioners consideration, spokesman Brian McCarthy said. Peterson also will have the opportunity to have a hearing prior to the issuance of any discipline.Peterson pleaded no contest in Texas on Tuesday to misdemeanour reckless assault, down from a felony charge of child abuse for disciplining his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. He received whats essentially two years of probation, plus a $4,000 fine and requirement to complete parenting classes and 80 hours of community service.Adrian wants to get on with his life and have his relationship with his son and get back to playing football, Petersons attorney, Rusty Hardin, said after the plea agreement was reached to avoid a trial or any jail time for the 29-year-old.Just how fast Peterson gets back to playing football is a complicated and potentially contentious matter.A few hours after the NFL released its update, the NFL Players Association issued a statement demanding efficiency and consistency. Those traits have often been missing from the disciplinary process.Our union worked with the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings and Adrians representatives on a mutual agreement pending the adjudication of his legal case. Now that his legal matter is resolved, we believe it is Adrians right to be treated in a manner that is consistent with similar cases under our collective bargaining agreement. We will pursue any and all remedies if those rights are breached, the NFLPA said.The Vikings (4-5) are in their bye week, scheduled to reconvene for practice Monday. They play next at Chicago on Nov. 16.With only seven games left on the schedule, the timeline is tight for a return. Commissioner Roger Goodell was excoriated for his initial leniency in the caught-on-camera knockout puncch Baltimore running back Ray Rice threw at his now-wife.dddddddddddd The league boss will be under intense scrutiny for how he handles any punishment for Peterson.Weeks after handing Rice a two-game suspension, Goodell announced in August he was toughening the leagues policy on domestic violence that now calls for a six-game suspension without pay for a first domestic violence offence.Thats not a cut-and-dry guideline in this case with Peterson, though, because he has maintained he intended no harm in seeking to discipline his son the way he was as a child growing up in Texas. His plea was not an admission of guilt, and the felony was reduced to a misdemeanour.On the other hand, theres the firestorm to consider when the Vikings first declared on Sept. 15 that Peterson, after sitting out the home opener the day before, would remain with the team to give him his due process in the legal system.The boy suffered cuts, marks and bruising to his thighs, back and one of his testicles, according to court records, and backlash from the public was strong. One major Vikings sponsor suspended its partnership, other corporations expressed concerns to the team and the league, and Peterson was dropped as an endorser of several brands.The Vikings then reversed course about 36 hours later, announcing that Goodell agreed to issue his special roster exemption. Peterson continued to draw his weekly in-season salary of more than $690,000, and the team was sheltered from the proverbial pitchforks that came out after their initial decision.Petersons admission that he smoked marijuana prior to an October court appearance is unlikely to weigh into the discipline. The league has a separate policy on substance abuse, which was revised in September and does not call for a four-game suspension until a fourth offence. Prior violations put a player in referral to the program, followed by a two-game fine and a four-game fine.The Vikings have been quiet since Petersons plea agreement, stating only that they will speak about his situation at the appropriate time.Also on Thursday, Nike confirmed it has severed its relationship with Peterson. His contract with the shoe giant had been suspended in September.___AP NFL websites: and ' ' '

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