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Youthful Flames lineup loses to Predators

Bobby Butler of the Predators gets position in front of Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during NHL...

Bobby Butler of the Predators gets position in front of Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during NHL action in Nashville on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFP)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:46 AM ET

NASHVILLE - The Nashville Predators' collection of players had all kinds of "Who's that?" skaters.

Yet they were a veteran side in comparison to the visiting Calgary Flames.

On a night featuring two clubs more impacted by the NHL Draft lottery than the Stanley Cup playoff chase, you'd have figured this was a pre-season game at Bridgestone Arena, with more numbers befitting offensive linemen on the ice than hockey players.

The end result was what you'd expect for the Flames.

With a roster filled with youngsters -- only two forwards with more than 140 NHL games under their belts laced up for the Calgary squad -- the Flames dropped a 4-3 clash with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night before an announced crowd of 17,113 fans.


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