It was the Express' 5th straight loss, but they deserved a much better fate in a 3-1 setback to the Surrey Eagles.
Surrey did get off to a good start leading 2-0 after 20 minutes. Mitchell Deacon scored the Express lone goal in the 2nd period to cut the lead to one.
But the story was the third period from an Express point of view.
They were all over the Surrey Eagles. Coquitlam had some unreal scoring chances, but somehow couldn't put a second puck past Andrew Hunt. Austin Carroll, Brad Reid, Riley Mcintosh had chances that still have me shaking my head how none of them went in.
Eagles captain Tyler Morley put a dagger in the heart of the Express sealing the win for the visitors with an empty net goal.
Special teams was good and bad for the Express. The good was killing off all 5 shorthanded situations. Including a pair of 5 on 3 shorthanded situations.
The Express penalty killing is having its best run of the season. Wednesday's game was the 4th time in the last 5 outings the Express have been perfect on the penalty killing. They have killed off 17 of 20 shorthanded situations in that time.
But the powerplay had another poor outing going 0 or 5. The powerplay is just 1 for 21 in the last 4 games.
The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Express Friday night as they welcome Powell River to town. The Kings sit tied for top spot in the Coastal Conference with 26 points. And their BCHL best 33 goals allowed isn't a welcome sight for a club struggling to score goals.