By Joe Pescatore / staff writerThe NHL Network is expected to start airing its first game in the Great Plains, but it will likely be more of a one-day event than a regular-season opener.

The NHL’s annual outdoor series, which takes place in January, will have three contests on average per season.

The game, which begins Sunday at 7 p.m.

ET, will air on FOX Sports Midwest, FS2, FOX Sports North and the FOX Sports GO app.

It will feature the Dallas Stars (5-1-0) against the St. Louis Blues (4-3-1) and Minnesota Wild (5