Ben Bishop wasn’t overly excited about being named the NHL’s third star of last week Monday morning.

He said that was behind him and, if he had any goal, it was to become the NHL first star for this week.

Bishop made an early case to do just that, single-handedly stealing the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Monday.

The Senators have now won five straight games — three of those via shootout. They also swept the four-game homestand, only the second time in history they’ve been perfect during a home stay which lasted at least four games.

Don’t be fooled, though. If not for Bishop, the Canadiens would have won this in a romp.

Bishop stopped 44 shots through regulation and overtime. And then, for good measure, he stopped four of five Canadiens in the shootout. Peter Regin and Jakob Silfverberg scored for the Senators in the shootout against Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.

In the three shootout wins, Bishop has stopped 13 of 15 shooters.