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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

Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) stands on the ice during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Three factors that will decide Capitals-Hurricanes Game 7

These three factors have prevailed throughout the first-round series between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes, and they're likely to play a part in deciding which side wins Game 7. Published April 23, 2019

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. Carolina won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Ovechkin ejected after taunting officials

Ovechkin slashed Carolina's Saku Maenalanen with the 5-2 game out of the Washington Capitals' reach. Then, the captain skated toward some of the officials, clapping his hands. Published April 22, 2019

Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie (77) battles behind the net with Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) and Jordan Staal (11) during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

T.J. Oshie to miss 'quite some time' with upper-body injury

Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie "won't be playing anytime soon," according to a livid coach Todd Reirden, after Warren Foegele of the Carolina Hurricanes cross-checked Oshie from behind into the boards. Published April 18, 2019

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) skates away, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Wild Stanley Cup Playoffs help Capitals become betting favorites

While the Washington Capitals took care of their own business with back-to-back home wins to start their series with the Hurricanes, Tampa Bay and other top teams have taken a hit during a wild first round of these playoffs. Published April 15, 2019