Philadelphia captain in dominating form

Keith Primeau is on an incredible run and Philadelphia fans hope the best is yet to come in June.

Updated: May 17, 2004, 3:11 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
A lot of comparisons are being made between Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones and Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau. Both Philadelphia-area sports stars are on incredible runs and the City of Brotherly Love desperately hopes their best is yet to come in June.

When Primeau scored a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 3-2 Game 4 victory over Tampa Bay that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece, it became clear the Flyers were going to go as far as their lead horse could take them.

"He has accepted the responsibility that comes with being an elite captain," Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's embracing it. He loves it. He loves the challenge."