The Chicago Blackhawks might not be in one of the top three slots in the Central Division right now, but at least they’re in a playoff spot.

The ‘Hawks making the playoffs seems automatic, but as of a couple of weeks ago that wasn’t the case. Now, they’ve rattled off five wins in a row and they appear to be playing better. So, the question is, is this the start of a long successful run for them?

Let’s take a look at how the winning streak started. The Blackhawks rattled off three consecutive victories over Buffalo (overtime), Arizona, and Florida (overtime), who are three of the bottom four teams in the league right now. The wins weren’t necessarily too convincing, but they still managed to get the job done (as most hockey players like to say: “two points is two points”).

But the biggest win of the streak came in the fourth game, as they managed to take down the high-flying Jets in Winnipeg with a performance that Patrick Kane called their biggest win of the season. On Sunday, they extended their streak by beating the Devan Dubnyk-less Minnesota Wild.

They’re currently in the top Wild Card spot, and they trail the Jets by six points in the race for third in the division.