Next: All the stars are coming out for the National Lacrosse League All-Star game, 7 p.m. Saturday in the Rose Garden. It's East vs. West.
Particulars: The broadcast time has changed to 11:30 a.m. Sunday on Versus. … On Saturday, a skills competition is set for 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rose Garden; the Wells Fargo Fan Fest is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. … For tickets, call 866-983-5656. … The LumberJax asked fans, 'Who from the Jax are you looking forward to seeing the most?' So far, 141 respondents answered: Ryan Powell, 66 percent; Richard Morgan, 24.1 percent; Pat Jones, 9.9 percent. … Buffalo's John Tavares (East) and Colorado's Gavin Prout (West) have been chosen captains.
This and that: Colorado (9-1) and Rochester (7-2) have the league's best records at the break; expansion New York (1-8) is the only team with a worse record than Portland (2-8). … Tavares, who has 30 goals and 39 assists, and Rochester's John Grant, who has 33 goals and 36 assists, each lead the league with 69 points. Defending champion Colorado has the top goalie: Gee Nash, who is 8-0 with an average of 9.99 saves per game and a .800 save percentage. … The LumberJax will practice in Portland this weekend and participate in all-star activities.
- Jason Vondersmith