It was the kind of comeback victory that saves coaches’ jobs.

More importantly, it was the kind of victory that has the potential to save a season if it indeed becomes a turning point.

“We can let it be (a season-changer). It’s on us to keep it going,” defenseman Andy Greene said about Saturday night’s 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in which the Devils scored twice in the final 68 seconds.

“We can’t just come out and lay an egg the next night. We’ve got to come out and build off it, or it doesn’t do us any good. We have to stick with the way we played the last 40 minutes.”

They will host the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at Prudential Center and there is belief that the Devils may have stopped the bleeding and turned the corner on what has been a disappointing start to the season.

“I think so. It’s all about how you respond to it,” goalie Martin Brodeur said. “We don’t need to get overwhelmed by what happened. Those were some of the comments made in the room after the game. We know that we dodged a bullet. Not dodged a bullet, but it was a big win. We just have to make it count.

“After the Rangers game (a 4-0 shutout win on Oct. 19) we didn’t make it count, for whatever reason. Maybe when we went to Columbus we thought we were better. We have to guard against that again.”

What the comeback in Boston showed was:

1. The Devils will almost certainly stay in the playoff hunt this season, because they are capable of beating some of the conference’s best clubs when they rise to the occasion. It does not appear that many teams will build up much of a cushion in the race.

2. They will not quit on coach Pete DeBoer. It is debatable how much talent this Devils team has, but they remain firmly behind DeBoer.

So where do they go from here?

“Now we have to make sure it’s not the only one,” Jaromir Jagr said. “We have to make sure we play good at home. We’ve played so many games on the road, we have to make sure we play good at home so we somehow get out of this hole. We’re three or four games under .500, so let’s get it back.”