Vinny Prospal’s spinning goal in the final seconds on Thursday gave the Blue Jackets a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings that stunned a sold-out crowd in Joe Louis Arena.

Prospal ended up on his back on the follow-through, then lay there, pumping his fists and shouting in celebration as the old building fell silent.

Moments like that have been few and far between for the Blue Jackets the past two seasons.

Now comes the hard part: doing it again tonight when the Blue Jackets play the St. Louis Blues in the Scottrade Center.

The Blue Jackets are the only NHL team that hasn’t won back-to-back games this season.

“When you win one, lose one, and you’re off and on like that, it’s a roller coaster in terms of the morale of the team,” defenseman John Moore said. “If we could string together some wins here — especially on the road in some tough buildings — it would be really good for us.”

The Blue Jackets’ rhythm this season has gone like this: win one, lose four; win one, lose two; win one, lose three; win one, lose three.

At 5-10-2, the Blue Jackets have the fewest points in the Western Conference but are only six points out of eighth place. Not that anybody expects this to be a playoff team, but they wanted at least be able to keep sight of the cutoff point.

Soon, the best teams in the conference will downshift into playoff mode. It usually happens around March 1.