Latest Erik Johnson News

Cale Makar's OT goal lifts Avalanche past Blackhawks 4-3

Jan. 05, 2022 00:28 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cale Makar tried to downplay his game-winning goal Tuesday night, calling the sequence “a little bit lucky.” Colorado teammate Erik Johnson offered a much different description. “Yeah, it was sick,” Johnson said. Makar scored on...

Baffert goes 1-2 in Sham Stakes with Ky Derby prospects

Jan. 01, 2022 21:00 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Newgrange won the $100,000 Sham Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths ahead of stablemate Rockefeller at Santa Anita on Saturday, giving trainer Bob Baffert two Kentucky Derby prospects. Baffert earned his third straight win in the Grade 3 Sham for 3-year-olds and his...

Burakovsky gets 1st career hat trick, Avs beat Panthers 3-2

Dec. 13, 2021 00:36 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky notched his first career hat trick and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday night. Burakovsky got his three goals in a span of 12:05 from late in the second into the third for the Colorado’s fourth straight win. Mikko...

After firing coach, Flyers drop 9th straight, 7-5 to Avs

Dec. 06, 2021 23:10 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia 7-5 on Monday night to hand the Flyers their ninth straight loss just hours after they fired coach Alain Vigneault. Mike Yeo took over as interim coach of the Flyers, but they...

Makar, Burakovsky score 2 goals each, Avs beat Kraken 7-3

Nov. 20, 2021 01:55 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Cale Makar had two goals and an assist, Andre Burakovsky scored two power-play goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Seattle Kraken 7-3 on Friday night. Darcy Kuemper had 25 saves and Nazem Kadri extended his points streak to eight games with two...

Landeskog's 2 goals, 2 assists power Avalanche past Wild 4-1

Oct. 31, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog had two goals and two assists and set up Colorado’s go-ahead goal by defenseman Erik Johnson as the Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Saturday night. Nazem Kadri also scored and Nathan MacKinnon had a pair of assists. Darcy Kuemper...

Medina Spirit, Essential Quality to clash in Breeders' Cup

Oct. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Medina Spirit, the controversial winner of the Kentucky Derby, and Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality head a field of 10 horses for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Brad Cox pre-entering two horses for the $6 million race that also includes Hot Rod Charlie. ...