The New York Rangers are atop the Metropolitan Division and three of their players recently enjoyed the scenic Pacific Northwest from an unlikely location.
Forward Jimmy Vesey, and defensemen Adam Clendening and Brady Skjei, took a tour of Vancouver in a seaplane during the Rangers recent road trip through western Canada.
The plane, piloted by Dave Evans of Harbor Air Seaplanes, took off from Vancouver Harbor. The tour included a view of Rogers Arena, the home of the Vancouver Canucks.
"It gets us away from the rink and gets our minds away from the game, which is nice for us," Clendening told the Rangers website. "Our pilot was top notch. We should probably hire him on the team."
Clendening, who played 17 games with the Canucks in 2014-15, enjoyed seeing his former home city. But being out of control and flying over water was too much for Skjei.
"I was about a six getting on the plane, scaredness level," Skjei said.