Wednesday night produced an amazing hockey game between the Blackhawks and Bruins. Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final set the bar for the rest of this highly anticipated series. Chicago and Boston are two major cities and have passionate sports fans. Their teams don’t often play each other in the playoffs but when they do their have been some classics. Last night’s game inspired me to rank the best Chicago vs. Boston playoff games since January 1986. I ranked five games based on the entertainment of the game, the long term significance and milestones in the game. I also took into account the round where the game occurred with the final round being the most important. There might be a little Chicago bias on the list. Just a little.
1. Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10, January 26, 1986
All the games are up for debate other than this one. Despite the blowout score this is one of the most important games in Chicago sports history. It capped off a season for the best defense in NFL history. If the Bears didn’t lose to the Dolphins in the 1985 regular season, it would’ve been the best team ever. The team not only dominated on the field but represented a hard-working, blue-collar city. If I could go back in time I would want to be alive and remember this season. Continue reading