Playoff races in the NHL are coming down to the wire, and tonight's matchups figure to play a large role in determining who gets in, who's left out, and who's seeded where.

Numerous afternoon games dot the baseball schedule, as Thursday is typically a travel day. The NBA is off until Saturday, when the playoffs start up.

All times Eastern:

MLB

Giants (Cain) at Brewers (Gallardo) 1:10 p.m.

Rangers (Ogando) at Cubs (Samardzija) 2:20 p.m.

Mets (Niese) at Rockies (Chacin) 3:10 p.m.

Tigers (Verlander) at Mariners (Iwakuma) 3:40 p.m.

Diamondbacks (Corbin) at Yankees (Hughes) 7:05 p.m.

Braves (Teheran) at Pirates (Locke) 7:05 p.m.

Red Sox (Lester) at Indians (McAllister) 7:05 p.m.

Cardinals (Wainwright) at Phillies (Hamels) 7:05 p.m.

Rays (Price) at Orioles (Gonzalez) 7:05 p.m.

White Sox (Sale) at Blue Jays (Dickey) 7:07 p.m.

Marlins (Fernandez) at Reds (Cingrani) 7:10 p.m.

NBA

No games scheduled

NHL

N.Y. Islanders at Toronto 7 p.m.

Florida at N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Montreal 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Ottawa 7:30 p.m.

New Jersey at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.

Carolina at Winnipeg 8 p.m.

Phoenix at St. Louis 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Dallas 8:30 p.m.

Columbus at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m.

Minnesota at San Jose 10:30 p.m.