Ovechkin, Crosby ... a rivalry resumes

Updated: January 21, 2010, 5:43 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- The NHL doesn't need Fenway Park or Wrigley Field to dress this baby up.

The best rivalry in hockey resumes Thursday night at Mellon Arena, a passionate clash of NHL superstar players and powerhouse franchises that doesn't need one iota of marketing to sell.

Take this past May's seven magical playoff games between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, bottle them up, drop them on Mars and see the alien ticket base instantly mushroom.

These ...

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