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'Morning Coffee': Rangers Clinch Top Seed In Eastern Conference Playoffs!

Good morning New York sports fans! Here's your Morning Coffee, your one-stop SB Nation New York sports stop, for April 4, 2012:

RANGERS CLINCH TOP SEED

On just 11 shots the New York Rangers snagged a 4-0 lead and never looked back Tuesday, as they downed the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3. The victory helped the Rangers win the Eastern Conference outright for the first time since 1993-94 and cap a six-game series sweep of their Atlantic Division rivals.

KNICKS FALL TO PACERS, PLAYOFF RACE TIGHTENS

Despite Carmelo Anthony netting a game-high 39 points, New York fell at Indiana 112-104. The Knicks lead on the Milwaukee Bucks for the last-playoff spot is now just 1 1/2 games. Just 23 days remaining in the regular season.

IKE DAVIS' WALK-OFF HOMER DOWNS YANKEES

Hey, it may be just Spring Training baseball, but New York Mets' first basemen Ike Davis smacked a walk-off home run on Tuesday to down the New York Yankees, 7-6. It's OK Yankee fans, keep your chin up your team will be fine.

MORE VIDEOS, QUOTES AND NEWS AFTER THE JUMP....

THE SB NATION VIDEO OF THE DAY

Nike, NFL Uniform Porn (via sbnation)

ON TAP TODAY

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2012 MLB Season begins on Wednesday night, as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Miami Marlins at the new Miami Park in Miami Garden, FL -- that's a lot of Miami. The ESPN broadcast is schedule for 7 p.m. ET.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The uniform is great, man,’’ said Victor Cruz, who modeled the Giants’ uniform, joining an array of NFL stars. “It’s comfortable, it’s light, it feels good to wear.’’

Speaking of NFL uniforms for the Giants and Jets, make sure you vote in the SB Nation New York poll which is asking: 'Which uniform is better, Jets or Giants?"