Reinforcements are near for the Detroit Red Wings, but in the meantime, there's a troublesome trend to overturn.

The Wings haven't won in five straight games, and squandered an opportunity to halt that sequence Thursday night when a two-goal lead turned into a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the third straight time this season the Wings have blown a 2-0 lead.

That's put them in 10th place in the Western Conference, though only one point out of the playoffs.

"We just have to go out there and put on a good performance starting against Nashville and going out there trying to win," Jimmy Howard said. "For right now, it's just thinking about your first shift; for me, that first save, and starting from there and just trying to get something to build of off."