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Five storylines for the second half

Updated: March 9, 2013, 12:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

1. Who's next to get sidelined? How many more major stars and/or starting netminders will be lost to injury, thus dramatically changing the playoff landscape? Martin Brodeur's absence has cost the New Jersey Devils mightily, the Carolina Hurricanes' hold on first in the Southeast will be tested with the long-term absence of Cam Ward, and the Ottawa Senators have been forced to make do without MVP/Vezina candidate Craig Anderson, to say nothing of the losses of Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza. Is ...

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