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Quick Strikes: Smashing iPhones in Smashville

The game was a little heated.

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Bolts

TMZ broke the news that JT Brown broke some Nashville heckler’s phone. Sorry not sorry? [Tampa Bay Times]

Heading to the game tonight? Be sure to take part in the holiday food drive. You should do it out of the goodness of your heart, but there’s also a reward for doing so. []

The Bolts’ fantastic anthem singer, Sonya Bryson, shares her love of family, community and her new cause: giving a voice to others with multiple sclerosis. [Lightning Shout]

Get to know Lightning prospect Connor Ingram, who Team Canada may rely on to solve their goaltending issues in the World Junior Championships. [The Hockey News]

Brayden Point is here to stay in Tampa. But learn about what his life was like before the Lightning. [Tampa Bay Times]

Hockey players! They’re just like us! They renew their licenses... except it’s usually not a group effort? And what about the fact that Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov’s birthdays are in September and June, respectively? Please explain.

The League

BoninoBoninoBonino! Punjabi hockey announcers are not only growing the game but they’re also breaking down barriers and misperceptions, showing that sport truly unites. [ESPN]

Zac Dalphe got to jam with fellow Ohio State University alums OAR. [Star Tribune]

Vegas Golden Knights. Not Las Vegas. Not Knights. []

Pass or fail: All the Golden Knights logos. [Yahoo Sports]

The extra closeup look of Jake Guentzel first game, first shot, first goal puck.

The Sharks re-signed hairy beast Brent Burns to a big eight-year contract because Doug Wilson doesn’t even think Burns has hit his prime. [San Jose Mercury News]

Following the deaths of Gordie Howe and Muhammad Ali, Barry Trotz and the Capitals wondered what they could learn from great athletes in other sports. So they brought in Cal Ripken Jr., who’s not far from them, for a little pep talk. []

Despite their on-ice play, the Islanders are making a big impact off the ice. Also: puppies! [MSG Networks]

David Backes scores quite the historic goal against his former team. [Worcester Telegram]

The Game

Loving hockey and playing for the love of the game aren’t the same thing. [The Ice Garden]