Next: The LumberJax (2-10), who have lost 10 consecutive games, play out the string, starting with Calgary at 7 p.m. Friday in the Rose Garden. Portland goes to Calgary on Saturday, then wraps up the regular season at home April 6 against San Jose and April 13 versus Edmonton.
Quote: 'We're pretty much out of the playoff picture now,' coach and General Manager Derek Keenan says, adding that the Jax will be playing for pride, and jobs next year.
San Jose recap: Seven Jax players scored goals as Portland played well but lost to San Jose 9-7 last weekend. Portland went 1 for 10 on the power play, with two short-handed goals against - not good.
The stats: Portland is tied for second-worst in the National Lacrosse League in power plays (34.3 percent) and tied for second-worst in penalty kills (50 percent). The Jax have the worst goals-against average in the NLL (9.0 per game) and have given up the most goals (147) in the Western Division.
- Jason Vondersmith