BUFFALO, NY- Riding a five game winning streak people around North American are beginning to notice the Buffalo Sabres.

There's a belief that there's something special going on with the Sabres.

They are in third place in the Atlantic Division. One point behind Toronto and three behind Tampa Bay, a team they beat last Tuesday in Buffalo. They have 26 points. That's tied for fourth most in the NHL. Only Nashville, Tampa Bay and Toronto have more points than the Sabres.

This story from NBC Sports is an indication of the kind of respect the Sabres are suddenly getting.

The Sabres will try to stretch their winning streak to six straight Monday night in Pittsburgh. The Sabres haven't won six straight games since January of 2010..