Despite two third period goals, the Red Wings fell short against the Blue Jackets losing 5-3 Tuesday night.
Justin Abdelkader, Tomas Tatar and Andreas Athanasiou each scored for Detroit.
Jimmy Howard turned aside 27 shots in the loss, the Wings third in a row.
Detroit hosts the Winnipeg Jets at Joe Louis Arena tomorrow.
New York Rangers 4, Buffalo Sabres 2
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (SO)
Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Detroit Red Wings 3
New York Islanders 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
Montreal Canadiens 4, Dallas Stars 3 (OT)
Boston Bruins 1, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 (OT)
Nashville Predators 4, Winnipeg Jets 2
San Jose Sharks 3, Edmonton Oilers 0
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports