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BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak has put up big numbers this season. His 18 goals through Monday are the most in the league behind only the Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby.Even bigger? Pastrnaks personality, both on and off the ice.Its infectious. The fans love it. His teammates feed off his energy.Hes been great all year long, said Pastrnaks linemate Brad Marchand. Hes is able to make something out of nothing and hes able to turn the game around in a single play.And the best part? Pastrnak is only 20 years old.The wingers personality has seemingly surfaced on a nightly basis for the Bruins this season -- and not just because an errant stick to the face in October took a chunk out of his front teeth and left him looking like Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber.Case in point: As Boston battled the Florida Panthers in overtime on Monday, Bruins center David Krejci took control of the puck deep in the offensive zone. The Panthers were playing man-to-man defense during the 3-on-3 OT when Pastrnak purposely skated back into the neutral zone. He quickly cut back, leaving his stunned defender flat-footed. Krejci fed a quick pass to Pastrnak, who pumped in his second goal of the game for the winner.It was an uncanny move by Pastrnak, to create so much time and space. Not many players would deliberately take themselves out of the play before jumping back in with a game-changing, jaw-dropping move like he did -- and it generated the game-winning goal. Pastrnak admitted after the game that he had exited the zone on purpose.I saw Krech had a lot of time, so I wanted to pick up speed outside the zone, he said with a shrug. He said he saw me outside the zone, so he held onto it and he made a good play.After he scored, Pastrnak celebrated -- as he usually does -- by kissing his hand and pointing to the sky to honor his late father, Milan. ?When he was 15, Pastrnak left his parents and his native Czech Republic to play in Sweden. Because his goal was to play professional hockey in North America -- and ultimately, in the NHL -- Pastrnak decided it would help to learn English while he honed his skills on the ice.He became more fluent both on and off the ice during his second season in Sweden, but just four days before his 17th birthday, Milan -- who had coached Pastrnaks junior team -- died after a long illness. A little more than a year later, on June 27, 2014, the Bruins drafted Pastrnak in the first round (25th overall). As he walked up to the Wells Fargo Center stage in Philadelphia that night, he kissed his hand and pointed to the sky.Pastrnak split time between the AHL and NHL during the 2014-15 season as an 18-year-old. He played only 46 games for the Bruins and quickly learned that finding his footing in the NHL wasnt going to be easy -- especially without his father to lean on. While with Bostons AHL affiliate in Providence, coach Bruce Cassidy and former NHLer?Jay Pandolfo?worked closely with him. Cassidy and Pandolfo are both now assistant coaches for the Bruins and have witnessed firsthand how Pastrnak has developed.Pando and Butch [Cassidy] did a great job when I was in Providence, Pastrnak said. Ive been around those guys for three years and theyve helped me work and get better every day. He credited Bruins assistant Joe Sacco and Bruins head coach Claude Julien as well.Theres this silly myth in the hockey world that Julien doesnt trust -- or like dealing with -- younger, inexperienced players. But Julien was a successful junior and AHL coach before moving to the NHL. And, during his 10-year tenure in the Bruins organization, he has helped develop players such as Pastrnak, Marchand, Krejci, Milan Lucic, Tuukka Rask and Torey Krug, just to name a few.While at times Julien limits his young players playing time, he believes its simply part of the learning curve and development process. That plan has clearly worked with Pastrnak.Hes been our best forward since the beginning of the year, Julien said. Hes coming into his own. [His confidence] is at its highest right now, and rightfully so.Managing the puck to reduce turnovers was one major thing Pastrnak needed to work on, but teaching that kind of discipline without stripping a player of his imaginative impulses can be a challenge.When a guy is creative like that, every once in a while the plays arent going to work and youre going to get those [turnovers], Julien said. But more often, hes making the great plays, so you work with that. Its more about him growing into the player everybody anticipated him to be.Pastrnak has a nose for the game. He wins puck battles. He controls the play and possession. He routinely uses his game-changing speed to catch defensemen off guard. And his ability to dominate one-on-one is a perfect example of his high-end skill.?I love him, said one Western Conference coach of Pastrnak. He has great offensive instincts. Hes a natural goal scorer with great release, and he gets his nose dirty. Hes got a little bite to him. And hes a perfect fit for Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.Pastrnak has also worked on his two-way game, and he has made strides there too, this season. He has become a dangerous, dynamic player who has made the Bruins a better team.?It helps that hes on a line with Bergeron and Marchand, who are considered among the best two-way players in the game.Its great to see how he has developed. Hes such a great kid, said Marchand of Pastrnak. Hes going to continue to grow, and hes going to be a great player for us.Pastrnak will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season. Theres no doubt Boston needs to sign him to a long-term deal, but he might need to settle for a bridge deal to stay with the Bruins because of their salary-cap constraints.His goalie, for one, hopes he sticks around.Hes very creative, said Rask. Hes been a talent, a young talent, for several years and hes finally taken the last step and is kind of making a little name for himself. Greg Vaughn Jersey . 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The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. Problems with certain sections of the Central Broward Regional Park outfield, which West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite said were unsafe, was the deciding factor in calling off play in Sundays second T20I in Lauderhill. The India captain MS Dhoni had a slightly differing view and said he had played in worse conditions during his career.Chasing a target of 144, India had reached 15 for 0 after two overs, but an intense 15-minute thunderstorm left huge puddles on the bowlers run-up at the pavilion end of the ground. Another section on the edge of the 30-yard circle due west of the center of the pitch, a notoriously slow drying area due to an undulating ridge in that part of the field, also forced the hand of the match officials in calling off play, according to Brathwaite.There were about two or three, Brathwaite said, when asked which areas of the field were a cause of concern. Looking from the pavilion, the run-ups on that side and just beside the sponsors [painted ad on field] plus probably mid-on and then there was a little patch on the [west] side looking from the pavilion again.So in my opinion it was unsafe, and even if the run-ups were good and a guy hits a ball in the outfield in a fast-paced T20 game and he chases behind it and pulls something, that could be the end of a guys career. So not only will we want to play, we want the facilities and the atmosphere to be as safe for everyones career as possible. In my opinion, I dont think it was and the umpires also made that decision as well.Contrary to Brathwaites assessment of conditions supporting the umpires decision to call off play, Dhoni hinted that he felt the outfield was safe enough that play could have continued. He said he had played in worse conditions during his career, citing the 2011 tour of England as an example.What the umpires told us, there was not adequate equipment over here and the condition of it was quite bad, so because the conditions wouldnt improve we wont be able to play a game, Dhoni said. Thats a call that the match officials have to make and as far as Ive played close to 10 years of international cricket and frankly Ive played under worse off conditions.If I remember in 2011, the whole ODI series that we played in England, it was literally playing under the rain. I feel definitely the conditions … ultimately the umpires decide so they decide you play, we play. If they say okay it was unfit for play, it was unfit for play.It was on this [west] side where me and Bravo were standing but it was far away from all the run-ups of the bowlers. There is no Shoaib Akhtar in their team so I dont think it was a big concern.Fans were kept in the dark about the status of the game despite bright sunshine after the shower ended. An hour and five minutes later, the first indication the match would be called off was the hasty construction behind the pavilion sightscreen of the post-match presentation display. A few minutes later, Brathwaite and Dhoni walked onto the field for a final chat with umpires before shaking hands.Even if the teams had waited another hour to see if the outfield would dry, the stadiums lightning detector alarm sounded at about 3 pm, which would have produced a further delay as another thunderstorm approached the stadium. The alarm, in place for safety reasons by Florida state law, mandates that all players and fans must leave the field until receiving an all clear signall that the lightning threat has passed.dddddddddddd A 50-minute delay occurred for a Caribbean Premier League game at the same stadium last month when lightning was detected in the area even though there was no rain forcing the pitch to be covered.However, Sundays match could have come to a conclusion via Duckworth-Lewis method had there not been a 40-minute delayed start in the morning despite clear skies overhead. At the time of the delay, BCCI officials only said there was a technical reason for play to be held up, and when the issue was raised after the match was abandoned, they said a press release would be put out to clarify the matter, though none has yet been issued.A source involved in game operations at the Central Broward Regional Park told ESPNcricinfo that the reason for the delay was a breakdown in the satellite connection link from the ground with the host broadcaster back in India. A message was initially posted on the stadium video board to say the match would start at 10.30 am. At about 10.23 am, a new message was given by the public address announcer saying the match would now start at 10.40 am, prompting boos as fans grew increasingly impatient because of the delay, one that eventually prevented a result.*Another stadium official verified the reason for the delay and told ESPNcricinfo that the TV broadcast production team had to wait for a replacement production truck with satellite-link capabilities to arrive at the stadium and get hooked up before they could recover the signal and carry on with the broadcast, which in part accounted for the delay extending from the initial 30 minutes to 40 minutes in total. We were always working against time especially with the 40-minute delay beforehand, Brathwaite said. It was always difficult to get the ground in readiness for the time that was told to be cut off, so that was a major problem. The equipment that obviously will be had in years to come, because of the fantastic infrastructure thats already in place, will then eliminate stuff like this from happening in the future.Brathwaite remained positive about the experience of playing in Florida and was optimistic that West Indies and other teams would make plans to return in spite of the drainage issues encountered on Sunday.The infrastructure, the facility, we came three or four days ago and there was nothing going up and today they are picking it back down, Brathwaite said. So they had stands built in no time, no injuries so obviously they were safe enough, and the outfield, barring the rain was perfect, lightning quick. The pitch was fantastic. It didnt change too much over the course of yesterday and today, thats 40, 62 overs odd, so thats the basis of something positive.Now just little tweaks and little stuff to go into the actual infrastructure continuing what is already there, I can see a big future ahead not only for India v West Indies in America but for American cricket itself.I personally see some 50-over games being played here as well. Well probably get a team to break the 500-run barrier. So looking forward to it and yeah as I say, it bodes well for cricket in the United States. I love Fort Lauderdale and hope to be back soon.*August 29, 1.10pm GMT The story was amended to include the stadium officials inputs ' ' '

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