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Beauts look to extend win streak to seven

The Buffalo Beauts return from the National Women's Hockey League All-Star break with a game against the Boston Pride at 2:30 p.m. in Warrior Ice Arena. It's the first of four games on the road as the Beauts close out the regular season.

Buffalo has won six straight and the defending Isobel Cup champions are in second place in the NWHL with 16 points (8-4-0). The Beauts have not lost since Terry and Kim Pegula acquired the team in December.

Meanwhile, the Pride are on the flip side of that coin, having lost their last six games with just a 2-6-4 mark this season.

The Beauts have already clinched the No. 2 seed for the NWHL playoffs and will host their first playoff game, playing the No. 3 seed in HarborCenter at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17.

Beauts forward Taylor Accursi is tied for third in the league in goals with six while Kourtney Kunichika is tied for fourth in the league with eight assists and leads the Beauts with 10 points.

Buffalo forward Hayley Scamurra and goalie Amanda Leveille both participated in the All-Star Game. Scamurra had three points (one goal, two assists) in the Beauts last game, a 5-3 win over the Metropolitan Riveters. For the season, Scamurra has five goals and nine points Leveille has been in net for all 12 of the Beauts' games this season with a .911 save percentage.

Jillian Dempsy leads Boston with five goals and nine points while goalie Brittany Ott has played in 10 games for the Pride. Ott has a 2-5-3 mark in those games with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage.

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