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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 left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Game

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will miss the NHL's All-Star Game in San Jose, California, later this month because he wants to use the time to rest. Published January 2, 2019

Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) dunks in front of Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller (40 during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 130-126. (AP Photo/Al Drago) ** FILE **

With Wall out, Wizards try to fit new pieces together

With John Wall's season cut short by surgery, the Washington Wizards look nothing like the team that rang in the 2018-19 season. They enter the new calendar year with a 14-23 record and a long season still ahead. Published December 30, 2018

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) skates with the puck against Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Capitals end power play drought, outlast Hurricanes

Even teams that lead their division after 35 games can find ways to improve here and there. For the Washington Capitals, the power-play unit going 0-for-16 over four games was likely atop their list. Published December 27, 2018

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) celebrates his goal, near Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Ovechkin not the only Capital worthy of All-Star nod

With about two weeks remaining until the rosters are announced for the 2019 All-Star Game, it's worth noting that Alex Ovechkin is not the only Capital having a great year. Published December 26, 2018