It was a Saturday night to forget for the Express in Langley.
Coquitlam appeared to have the game in control for the first two periods. Then came a disaster of a 3rd period in a 7-5 loss to the Langley Chiefs.
The Express had a 3-1 lead after 2 periods and appeared to be in good shape to pick up a road victory.
Then Langley turned their game up a notch and the Express didn't have much of a response.
The Chiefs exploded for 4 goals in 3:36 to open up a 5-3 lead. The Express did respond with goals by Jason Grecica and Malcom Mckninney's second of the game to tie it at 5.
But with just over 3 minutes remaining in the third period captain Garrick Perry was called for kneeing in the Chiefs zone giving Langley a late powerplay.
And the Chiefs made the Express pay as Kevin Tuohy wired a shot that was tipped over Khaleed Devji to re-store the Chiefs lead.
Langley iced the game with a empty net goal by Trevor Gerling in the final minute.
The Chiefs put a 6 spot on the Express in the third period to salvage the game and extend their winning streak to 6 games.
The Express have little time to lick their wounds and are back in action Sunday afternoon at home vs. the Cowichan Valley Capitals.