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Key word heading into Game 5? Focus

Updated: April 23, 2009, 1:00 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- There is the playoff abyss, and then there is the playoff oasis of the next round.

For teams staring at either, it's probably best not to get too caught up in the view. At least that would appear to be the logic heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals here Thursday night.

The Philadelphia Flyers, of course, will still be smarting from a 3-1 home loss in Game 4 that saw them outshoot Pittsburgh 46-25 and their potent power play go 0-for-8. ...

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