Next: The LumberJax (2-8), breaking for the National Lacrosse League All-Star Game on March 10, will play at San Jose on March 17.
All-star switch: Big, 6-8 defenseman Richard Morgan replaced injured Brodie Merrill on the West team for the game at the Rose Garden. Faceoff specialist Pat Jones and forward Ryan Powell also will represent Portland.
The All-Star game is live at 7 p.m. on Versus.
This and that: Portland is battling Edmonton (3-4) and San Jose (2-5) for the fourth West Division playoff spot. … Powell leads with 17 goals (tied for 12th in NLL) and 38 points (tied for 20th). … Goalie Dallas Eliuk has a 12.54 goals-against average (10th). … The Jax power play is converting at 36 percent (12th of 13 teams) and the penalty kill is 50 percent (tied 10th).
- Jason Vondersmith