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Morning Coffee! Hockey Season Is Here... Or In Sweden!


Good morning New York sports fans! Here's your Saturday Morning Coffee!

Kings 3, Rangers 2 (OT): The New York Rangers began its 2011-'12 campaign Friday afternoon in Stockholm, Sweden, but a goal by Los Angeles Jack Johnson, late in overtime, spoiled the opener. Center Brad Richards tallied an assist in his Rangers debut, while Swedish star Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves. Captain Ryan Callahan and Marian Gaborik each scored goals for New York, which play again in Sweden Saturday afternoon (1 p.m.) against the Anaheim Ducks.

Yankees Still Reeling: Not even a day can heal the wounds that were suffered in Thursday night's loss against the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the American League Division Series. SB Nation New York editor Ed Valentine takes a look at a few questions that needs to be answered by the Yankees during the off season.

Meanwhile, two spectacular National League Division Series Game 5s were played Friday. In game one, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2, in 10 innings. Then, former Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter out dueled two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay to help the St. Louis Cardinals edge the Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0.

The American League Championship Series between the Tigers and Texas Rangers begins Saturday night.

Rutgers vs. Pittsburgh: The Rutgers University football program hosts Big East Conference rival the University of Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. on ESPNU). Can the Scarlet Knights pull of the upset?

Syracuse at Tulane: Syracuse University finishes up its non-conference schedule against Tulane University in New Orleans at the Louisiana Superdome.