The Coquitlam Express hosted the Surrey Eagles Friday night and saw their three-game winning streak come to an end as they lost the contest 4-1 at home.
The first period of the hockey game showcased a flatfooted Express team that surrendered a goal just 1:27 into the contest. The Eagles were the quicker team in the first period and it garnered them a two-goal lead at the halfway point of the opening frame. However, the Express did manage to draw a pair of calls in the period which eventually lead to a Carter Cochrane powerplay goal with just 14 seconds left in the period – this would be the Express’ only goal of the game.
The second frame was all Surrey as they found a handful of powerplays and also added a pair of goals to extend their lead to 4-1. The Express failed to build off of their late momentum swing in the first period and they, again, came out not operating at their full capacity. To the Express’ credit, they did manage to outshoot the Eagles 14-13 in the middle frame.
The third period was definitely the Express’ strongest 20 minutes of the game as they maintained the majority of puck possession and also managed to generate a solid amount of quality chances. Unfortunately, the bounces didn’t go their way and their push came too late to make a difference. 4-1 would prove to be the final score in this one.
Thankfully, the Express get a shot at redemption Saturday night as the Cowichan Valley Capitals are in town!
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