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Adam Zielonka

Adam Zielonka

Adam Zielonka is a sports reporter for The Washington Times covering the Capitals, the Wizards and other pro and college sports in the D.C. area. He previously worked for The Capital in Annapolis, Md. A New Jersey native, he graduated from DeSales University and earned his master's at the University of Maryland. Zielonka can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Adam Zielonka

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carries the ball past Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the first half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Halftime: Redskins 7, Cowboys 7

It's defensive, it's low-scoring and it's still either team's ball game. The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys are tied 7-7 at the half. Published October 21, 2018

Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The Saints won 43-19. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) **FILE**

Thompson, Richardson among Redskins' inactives vs. Cowboys

Running back Chris Thompson (rib/knee) and wide receivers Paul Richardson Jr. (shoulder/knee) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are inactive for the Washington Redskins' Week 7 tilt against the Dallas Cowboys, leaving the Washington offense thin at skill positions. Published October 21, 2018

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, skates with the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Washington. The Maple Leafs won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Capitals' power play more than just Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin tied Dino Ciccarelli for ninth all-time in career power play goals (232). But the Washington Capitals' power play is more than just Ovechkin. Published October 18, 2018

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) celebrates with Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) and others after an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Washington. Niskanen scored the game-winning goal in overtime. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Niskanen scores OT winner to lift Capitals over Rangers

Over the last two Wednesdays, the Washington Capitals raised a Stanley Cup banner and played a Stanley Cup rematch. Their third Wednesday of the NHL season was a return to normalcy, but they still treated the crowd to an overtime finish and a win. Published October 17, 2018