Here's something to take from the Jets 4-3 loss in Ottawa, Thursday.

At least it clears the way for goalie Ondrej Pavelec's return to the net, in Boston, Saturday.

Not that Al Montoya was bad against the Sens.

But had Montoya stood on his head and led the Jets to a fourth straight win, it would have been much harder to go back to Pavelec.

Pavelec has to play this weekend, though, with the Jets playing back-to-back afternoon tilts in Boston and Pittsburgh.