Found October 14, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
On the periodic table of the elements atomic No. 56 is known as Barium shortened to Ba. Barium is so highly reactive it’s never found on its own in nature. Molybdenum is atomic number 42 and shortened to Mo. Molybdenum has an incredibly high melting point so it’s used in making strong steel alloys. That’s a quick chemistry lesson and we’ll leave anything beyond that simple explanation to the experts in the laboratories. The Calgary Flames are currently finding the impact of a chemistry experiment of their own by combining their version of Ba — Sven Baertschi — and Mo — Sean Monahan — and quite enjoying the results those elements have combined to create so far in this 2013-14 NHL season. In Friday’s 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Baertschi’s beautiful cross-ice pass led to Monahan’s game-winning goal in the final minutes. The previous game saw Monahan set up Baertschi for a key tally in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Through five games this season Monahan ...

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