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Photo Essay: Boston Pride take Connecticut Whale for a Swim

The Boston Pride clinched first place in the NWHL regular-season standings Sunday by taking the Connecticut Whale 5-3 by the end of the third period. The game, hard-fought through two periods, saw Boston run over Connecticut in the last few minutes of the third after a tide-turning goal by Brianna Decker.

Relive the game through a collection of photos below.

 

Kelly Babstock checks Jordan Smelker in an attempt to keep her out of the play. Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Alyssa Wolfheiler watches the puck in the corner. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

 

A Connecticut Whale fan. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

 

Sam Faber, Kacey Bellamy sprint for the puck. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Kate Buesser watches Kacey Bellamy stickhandle, preparing for a poke check. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Kelly Cooke goes for a shot while Alyssa Wolfheiler removes the lane with her body. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Lauren McAuliffe, Pride assistant coach, watches from the bench. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Kelli Stack races for the puck while Kate Buesser ties up Gigi Marvin in the corner. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Micaela Long lifts Brianna Decker’s stick while Hilary Knight watches. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Hilary Knight, Jordan Smelker dig for the puck against the boards in front of their bench. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

 

Jessica Koizumi reaches for Kacey Bellamy while Micaela Long wheels, searching for the puck. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

 

Danielle Ward, Molly Engstrom and the Whale gather around head coach Heather Linstad between periods for a strategy talk. NWHL Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

 

Brianna Decker celebrates after scoring her second hat-trick of the season. Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Brittany Ott taps gloves with her team after a Brianna Decker goal.  Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

A young girl fan sits below a sign that reads “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History”. Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, Feb 21, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

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