Jets fans certainly got their money’s worth Sunday night in a tremendous back-and-forth hockey game that featured three comebacks by the home team, a wild overtime and a shootout victory.



You couldn’t ask for much more in a hockey game as both sides showed offensive creativity and both goaltenders came up with big saves to keep their teams alive.

They certainly won’t all be like that, especially since the Jets hate getting into track meets with good teams, but, for my money, that’s what hockey is all about.

Defensive hockey wins championships, but wide open hockey entertains and that was a real crowd pleaser.

The Jets deserve full marks for earning two points in this game. They started well but somehow found themselves down 2-0 despite leading 10-4 on the shot clock in the first period.

They got into penalty trouble in the third and fell behind again, but somehow found a way to tie it on Andrew Ladd’s late tally and eventually Ladd scored the only goal of the shootout to win it.

The Jets showed the kind of fire they are going to need every night to move up the Western Conference standings and they did it for the second straight night, winning back-to-back games for the first time since the first two games of the season.

That, in itself, is huge.

Before the game they talked about the win over Nashville being a baby step that would mean nothing if they didn’t follow it up with another.

You’d have to say this was a bigger step, a very meaningful win for their psyche and an indicator that this team may yet be headed in the right direction.

No reason to take their feet off the gas now.