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Photo Essay: Buffalo Beauts Upset Connecticut Whale in 3

Buffalo is headed to the Isobel Cup Finals. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Sunday, March 6 the Buffalo Beauts took the Connecticut Whale in three games, an upset no one – save Buffalo itself – saw coming. Through three tense games the Whale and Beauts went back and forth, Connecticut taking the first game in a shutout and then Buffalo overwhelming the Whale in the next two, while in Massachusetts, the Boston Pride were drubbing the New York Riveters.

Relive the series below in photographs.

Jessica Koizumi. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Jessica Koizumi. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Brianne McLaughlin. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Brianne McLaughlin. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Sam Faber stretches out before the game. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Sam Faber stretches out before the game. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Jaime Leonoff watches the puck slip past Shannon Doyle while Kourtney Kunichika tries to clear space. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Jaime Leonoff watches the puck slip past Shannon Doyle while Kourtney Kunichika tries to clear space. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Kelley Steadman with her eye on the puck. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Kelley Steadman with her eye on the puck. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Kelley Steadman flips the puck in the air as part of her warm up. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Kelley Steadman flips the puck in the air as part of her warm up. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Shelby Bram turns with her eye on the puck. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Shelby Bram turns with her eye on the puck. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Micaela Long, Kelley Steadman, Kourtney Kunichika dive for the puck. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Micaela Long, Kelley Steadman, Kourtney Kunichika dive for the puck. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Hannah McGowan, Kourtney Kunichika and Hailey Browne all race into the offensive zone. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Hannah McGowan, Kourtney Kunichika and Hailey Browne all race into the offensive zone. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Megan Bozek makes a c-cut. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Megan Bozek makes a c-cut. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Nicole Stock in net before Game Two. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Nicole Stock in net before Game Two. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Kelley Babstock grabs the puck from behind her net. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Kelley Babstock grabs the puck from behind her net. Buffalo at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Jordan Brickner makes a beeline for the puck. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Jordan Brickner makes a beeline for the puck. Buffalo at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Kelli Stack sends the puck to a defender. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Kelli Stack sends the puck to a defender. Buffalo at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Devon Skeats guides the puck towards Connecticut's net. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Devon Skeats guides the puck towards Connecticut’s net. Buffalo at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Kelley Steadman, Erin Zach get congratulations from teammates after a goal. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Kelley Steadman, Erin Zach get congratulations from teammates after a goal. Buffalo at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Buffalo piles on each other after the win that sent them to the Isobel Cup Finals. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Buffalo piles on each other after the win that sent them to the Isobel Cup Finals. Buffalo  at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

The Connecticut Whale thank their fans after the loss. Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

The Connecticut Whale thank their fans after the loss. Buffalo at Connecticut Whale postseason series March 4-6 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

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