DETROIT -- If the Detroit Red Wings miss the playoffs for the first time in 22 seasons, they'll likely have their neighbors to the south to blame.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who came into Sunday's game 14th in the Western Conference with 22 points, beat the Wings for the second straight night, 3-2 in a shootout.
For those scoring at home, the Wings went 1-3-1 against the Blue Jackets this season, collecting a total of three points out of a possible 10.
"Its huge," said Ryan Johansen, who had one of the Blue Jackets' two shootout goals. "It was talked about (Saturday) that wed won the season series, and we didnt want to stop there. We wanted to keep taking it to them.
"Were all pretty happy about how our matchup with them has been going this season."
Detroit is 5-5-1 in their last 11 regular-season games against Columbus.
"They got a big D -- they're making it hard on you -- and we're not that heavy up front and so we spend little time in their zone," Wings coach Mike Babcock ...