Red Wings beat Maple Leafs for desperately needed win

DETROIT — Trevor Daley scored a tiebreaking, short-handed goal midway through the second period and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night.

Jimmy Howard had 25 saves for the Red Wings. They had won only one of their previous 11 games.

The Maple Leafs lost their third straight, matching a season high. Toronto was without star centre Auston Matthews for a fourth straight game because of an upper-body injury.

Curtis McElhinney stopped 26 shots for Toronto.

The Maple Leafs’ Andreas Borgman opened the scoring 1:58 into the game.

Detroit’s Danny DeKeyser pulled the Red Wings into a tie early in the first. Tomas Tatar’s power-goal goal gave them a two-goal cushion they needed after losing the last two games after having a one-goal lead in the third period.

NOTES: Toronto played its fifth game in a seven-day stretch. … Daley, in his 30th game, scored his first game for the Red Wings and DeKeyser’s had a goal for the first time this season in his 15th game. … The Red Wings have six short-handed goals after scoring …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca

Nash helps Rangers beat Pacific Division-leading Kings

NEW YORK — Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:27 remaining to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller also scored to help New York win for the second time in five games (2-2-1). Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots.

On the go-ahead goal, Nash stole the puck in the Kings’ zone on the left side near the centre line, drove into the left circle and beat Quick for his ninth of the season to give the Rangers their third lead of the game.

Miller added an empty-netter with 54 seconds remaining, sealing New York’s 11th win in the last 13 at home (11-1-1).

Marian Gaborik and Torrey Mitchell scored for Los Angeles, which lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak. Jonathan Quick finished with 24 saves, and Jussi Jokinen had two assists.

Trailing 2-1, Los Angeles tied it at 7:59 of the third while awaiting a delayed penalty on the Rangers. Gaborik went backhand-forehand-backhand with …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca

DeMarre Carroll deal worked out for both Raptors, Nets

The thing is, DeMarre Carroll had a point when the former Raptors put the way his old team used to play on blast on his way out the door last summer.

He was dead right, actually.

The Raptors Way – for all its success – was tough to watch at times; choked off opportunities for secondary players and was easily stymied in the playoffs.

Carroll’s controversial exit interview last summer was simply a less-nuanced version of Raptors president Masai Ujiri’s call for a culture reset.

That he did it on his way out the door and said it about a team that made him surprisingly rich and never raised an eyebrow (publicly) about knee issues that may have been under-stated by Carroll during free agency certainly rankled some in the organization.

But apart from pointing out that Toronto had a top-five ranked offence playing the old way, that they have spent the regular season to this point figuring out how to play differently on the fly is all the evidence needed that Carroll was right on the money.

As DeMar DeRozan said – as only he can – about the Raptors changing along the lines Carroll was advocating now that …read more

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THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: How insurers are using connected devices to cut costs and more accurately price policies

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This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

Insurance companies have long based their pricing models and strategies on assumptions about the demographics of their customers. Auto insurers, for example, have traditionally charged higher premiums for parents of teenage drivers based on the assumption that members of this demographic are more likely to get into an accident.

But those assumptions are inherently flawed, since they often aren’t based on the actual behaviors and characteristics of individual customers. As new IoT technologies increasingly move into the mainstream, insurers are able to collect and analyze data to more accurately price premiums, helping them to protect the assets they insure and enabling more efficient assessment of damages to conserve resources.

A new report from BI Intelligence explains how companies in the auto, health, and home insurance markets are using the data produced by IoT solutions to augment their existing policy pricing models and grow their customer bases. In addition, it examines areas where IoT devices have the potential to open up new insurance segments.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

The world’s largest auto insurers now offer usage-based policies, …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech