You are absolutely right. Messier is my favorite player of all time, but I've always been surprised that there was never much discussion of the fact that NOONAN really scored the game winner.
I've been saying this for years as well. But the story wouldn't be as good if was anyone else but Messier that scored.
Anyway, I was at the Devs/Rangers game 6 and it was incredible. To hear so much Devil crap before Messiers goals was almost too much to bear. But it was definitely sweet watching Devils fans file out of the Swamp after the loss.
Ahh Gary Thorne. Great voice, but I'm pretty sure he was drunk every time he called a game. After Matteau's OT winner he said "No more 1940". Which kind of sucks, as they used the ESPN broadcast of that game for the DVD set.