Russia sits Evgeni Nabokov after giving up 6 goals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Russia benched Evgeni Nabokov early in the second period after he gave up six goals on 23 shots against Canada on Wednesday.

Nabokov was replaced by Ilya Bryzgalov.

Canada got pucks past Nabokov early — and often.

Ryan Getzlaf started the stunning, scoring barrage 2:21 into the game, and Canada led 4-1 after the first period on 21 shots.

Nabokov was pulled after giving up goals on the first two shots he faced in the second period.

He plays in the NHL for the San Jose Sharks; Bryzgalov plays for the Phoenix Coyotes.