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After killing off a hooking penalty by Patrik Nemeth, Texas scored on its 26th shot of the game when Mike Hedden tipped home a pass from Ritchie with 2:38 left in the period. Less than a minute later Texas tied the game when Jeffrey scored on the power play. It gave Texas goals on back-to-back shots after Drew MacIntyre had stopped the first 25. Tied 2-2 after the second period, Brett Ritchie and Matej Stransky scored 17 seconds apart to give the Stars a 4-2 lead. Justin Dowling gave the Stars another insurance goal with 5:28 remaining, while Dustin Jeffrey scored his second goal of the night into an empty net. It was Dowlings first game of the series after suffering an arm injury against the Grand Rapids Griffins in Game 5 of the second round. Reunited on a line with Hedden and Ritchie, he was on the ice for four of the Stars goals. "I wasnt expecting to play tonight," Dowling said. "Things kind of just unfolded how they did. I benefited a lot from going to Dallas and getting their treatment from their guys up there a Im very grateful to be back." MacIntyre stopped 44-of-49 shots for Toronto and was under siege for most of the night. Cristopher Nilstorp stopped 24-of-26 shots for Texas. His biggest stop came midway through the second period when he stopped Brandon Kozun with the left pad, turning away a flurry by the Marlies and allowed Texas to tie the game later in the frame. "Oh, that was a big save," Stars coach Willie Desjardins. "I thought that was going (in). He made some real good saves a Nilstorp was real solid throughout the series and there were a couple games where he stopped it from getting away on us." Before jostling with the Stars for seven games, the Marlies had rolled through the first two rounds of the playoffs. After the loss on Tuesday, Spott took a moment to look at the future for his young team. "Next year our plan is to take this another step farther," Spott said. 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Jamie Vardy, Jordan Henderson, Wayne Rooney, Dele Alli and Theo Walcott in training at St Georges Park ahead of Englands match against Malta But when asked whether he felt Rooney was still a big player for England, Stones said: Definitely. He has been throughout the years. Every player goes through up and down patches. Waynes always fully focused when he comes here and is a key player, as is everyone in my eyes.Stones added: I dont think you get the 115 plus caps that hes got [if youre not important]. Hes an experienced player that knows the game inside out and theres not only him, I could fire off a good few names. Stones has credited the senior England players for helping the younger players in the squad They [the experienced players] are massive for me and the rest of the young boys coming through, giving us pointers in game situations and when things are not going so well. Theyve been there and been through those experiences before, its kind of new for us in some respects. 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