NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 21, 2013.

Ducks dim the Stars, Martin Biron and Roman Hamrlik announce their retirements, Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon to face each other for the first time, plus updates on P.A. Parenteau, Brent Burns, Nick Foligno, Tom Wilson and more.

NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams will be recapped in Canadian Corner.

Dustin Penner lies unconscious following a head shot from Ryan Garbutt.

Dustin Penner lies unconscious following a head shot from Ryan Garbutt.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Corey Perry scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks doubled up the Dallas Stars 6-3. Stars forward Ryan Garbutt faces an in-person hearing with the NHL over a blindside head shot on Ducks winger Dustin Penner.

CBC.CA: Veteran goaltender Martin Biron has brought his 16-year NHL career to an end by announcing his retirement yesterday.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik also announced his retirement yesterday. Hamrlik played 20 seasons in the NHL and was the first overall pick in the 1992 Entry Draft.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best of luck to both players in their future endeavours.

SPORTING NEWS: The pride of Nova Scotia will face off for the first time tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft) takes on the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon, the first overall pick in the 2013 Draft.

DENVER POST: Speaking of the Avalanche, 30-year-old veteran winger P.A. Parenteau has made the most of a career which saw him pay his dues for several seasons in the minors.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: San Jose Sharks forward and Wookie impersonator Brent Burns will shave his beard and head for charity on November 1.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno has rejoined his club after taking a week off after his first child was born with a heart condition. Foligno says the good news is long-term his daughter will be fine.

WASHINGTON POST: Examining the reasons behind the Capitals decision not to send promising Tom Wilson back to junior.

TWINCITIES.COM: The performance of the young players in the Minnesota Wild’s lineup has been a bright spot so far this season.

BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres coach Ron Rolston is feeling the heat over his club’s poor start.