Just about everything went wrong for Sidney Crosby during the first shift of the game last night.

It didn’t get any better from there for the Pittsburgh Penguins captain.

Crosby went 0-for-2 on faceoffs sandwiched around a routine wrister gloved by Tuukka Rask, before committing a flagrant giveaway that led to a Bruins goal. All during the game’s first 28 seconds.

It was only a foretelling of what was to come for the NHL MVP candidate as the Bruins took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals with a 6-1 pasting.

“I turn that puck over there 30 seconds in and they get up 1-0, and I felt like we tried to get it back and might have took some chances to do that,” Crosby said. “We started chasing when we got down a couple, and once you start doing that against a good hockey team, you put yourself in some bad positions.”

Considering the circumstances, Game 2 might be considered one of the worst efforts of Crosby’s career. He would manage just one more shot on goal after that first shift, lose 10-of-18 faceoffs, commit a game-high four giveaways and post no points.

Counting the regular season and playoffs, Crosby had 71 points and was a plus-25 in 46 games this season heading into the Eastern Conference finals. In two games against the Bruins, he has no points and is a minus-3.

Not that his teammates were too much better last night.

“Tonight we were just terrible,” Crosby said. “There is no other way to describe it.”

Arguably none of the Penguins have been worse than their biggest stars. Crosby is a Hart Trophy finalist for NHL MVP, Evgeni Malkin is the award’s reigning winner, and Kris Letang is a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman. Combined, those three have no points and are a minus-11 in two games against the Bruins