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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 forward Tom Wilson, left, works against Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Lars Eller scores in second overtime to hand Capitals Game 3 win

For the third straight game of this series, overtime was necessary to decide the winner, and for the third straight time, the visiting team found a way to pull it out. Lars Eller kicked in the game-winning goal nine minutes into the game's second overtime, delivering the Washington Capitals their first win of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Published April 17, 2018

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) watches the puck during overtime in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington. The Blue Jackets won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Holtby to start Game 3 over Grubauer

Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz announced Tuesday that Braden Holtby would be the team's starting goaltender for Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Published April 17, 2018

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) chases the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ian Cole (23) during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

3 things the Capitals must fix to right the ship at Columbus

The Washington Capitals can't afford to lose another close, winnable game to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their playoff series. If the Capitals are going to right the ship in time to save the series, these three elements jump off the page. Published April 16, 2018

Randall Boe (bottom right) was named the commissioner of the Arena Football League for the 2018 season. Boe is the executive vice president and general counsel for Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns two AFL clubs, the Washington Valor (background) and the Baltimore Brigade. (File photo of Valor by Ned Dishman / photo of Boe courtesy of Monumental Sports and Entertainment)

New AFL commissioner Randall Boe, a Monumental executive, optimistic about innovations

Monumental Sports and Entertainment executive vice president and general counsel Randall Boe is the new commissioner of the Arena Football League, whose season starts Friday in Baltimore. Boe is looking forward to growing a league ravaged by contraction and finding innovative ways to stand out in the crowded pro football market. Published April 12, 2018