1. The Capitals dressed a women's hockey coach as their emergency goalie. (Warning link autoplays a video, even though the story is in text.) I enjoy the various folks these teams apparently have on a list in case of emergency.
2. I am thrilled for Elizabeth Acevedo's Poet X winning the National Book Award. This review of the night also includes emcee Nick Offerman's great and a smidge bawdy words about the power of books.
3. This story of a toy monkey that escaped World War II with its owner only to help reunite some family members is part of a two parter.