Photos: Bruce Bennett captures the Islanders, Rangers, Devils games

Bruce Bennett, Getty Images’ Director of Photography, Hockey Imagery, has for decades built a portfolio of visual images matched by no other. For those of us who usually have a Getty Images tab open all hours of the day, it’s a fun perk to travel through the New York area and see Bruce’s shots, and how they string together to tell a narrative of that night’s events. It’s also fun to look back at a number of his vintage shots, dating back to the inaugural season of 1967-68. All photos below are courtesy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images. | Photo gallery: Kings at Islanders (2015) | Buy HOCKEY’S GREATEST PHOTOS: The Bruce Bennett Collection

February 2: Islanders 4, Kings 2

February 4: Kings 4, Rangers 3 (OT)

February 5: Kings 5, Devils 1

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Vintage Bruce Bennett Kings photos

Canadian ice hockey player Terry Sawchuk (right), goalkeeper for the Los Angeles Kings, readies himself for a shot by an unidentified Detroit Red Wings player, 1968. Fellow King player Bill White (left) and a referee trail the action.

Canadian professional ice hockey player Rogatien ‘Rogie’ Vachon, goalie of the Los Angeles Kings, talks to a silverhaired gentleman on the sidelines before a game, Los Angeles, 1970s. Vachon played for the Kings from 1971 to 1978.

Canadian professional ice hockey coach, and former player, Bob Pulford (in suit at center) watches the action on the ice as he coaches the Los Angeles Kings during a home game, Los Angeles, mid 1970s. Pulford coached the Kings from 1972 to 1977.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 7: Marcel Dionne #16 of the Los Angeles Kings skates on the ice during an NHL game against the New York Rangers on November 7, 1979 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.

Canadian hockey players Marcel Dionne (#16), Dave Taylor (#18), and Charlie Simmer (#11) of the Los Angeles Kings (collectively known as the Triple Crown Line) hover around the net (manned by John Davidson) during a game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, November 1980.

LOS ANGELES, CA – 1984: Jim Fox #19 of the Los Angeles Kings poses for a portrait circa 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

UNIONDALE, NY – OCTOBER 25: Luc Robitaille #20 of the Los Angeles Kings sits on the bench during an NHL game against the New York Islanders on October 25, 1986 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – 1987: Bernie Nicholls #9, Dave Taylor #18 and Luc Robitaille #20 of the Los Angeles Kings talk on the ice during an NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers circa 1987 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky sits behind a bank of microphones at a press conference at the Edmonton’s Petroleum Club where it was announced that he had been traded by the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 9, 1988.

INGLEWOOD, CA – 1989: Chris Kontos #15 and teammate Bernie Nicholls #9 of the Los Angeles Kings stand on the ice during warm ups while American actor Sylvester Stallone (center, in grey sportcoat) attends the game at the Great Western Forum circa 1989 in Inglewood, California.

EDMONTON, AB – OCTOBER 15: Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Los Angeles Kings speaks to the crowd after he scored his 1851st career NHL point against the Edmonton Oilers on October 15, 1989 at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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