The Prince George Cougars followed a 5-4 shootout loss (Wednesday in Regina) with a 2-1 overtime loss (Friday in Prince Albert) followed by a much needed 4-1 victory against the Blades Saturday in Saskatoon.

The Cougars now have four points (1-0-1-1) to show for their six-game Eastern Division road trip with three games remaining.

Like he’s been most of the season, Taylor Gauthier was the best Cougar.

The 18-year-old Gauthier made 29 saves as the Blades outshot P.G. 30-21.

Gauthier was named the third star against the Pats, second star against the Raiders and first star in the victory over the Blades.

Stats and game highlights are right here.

Josh Maser opened the scoring on a power play early in the second period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute of the third.

Maser’s two goals were his first in six games.

Jonny Hooker scored his second goal in as many games in a P.G. uniform, and it turned out to be the winner at 7:19 of third.

Connor Bowie also tallied for the Cats while Vladislav Mikhalchuk chipped in with three assists before 3,831 fans.

The Cougars will play Tuesday in Winnipeg, Wednesday in Brandon and will conclude the road trip Friday in Moose Jaw.

The (11-22-3-4) Cougars are eight points behind the (17-20-2-1) Seattle Thunderbirds for the final Western Conference wild-card spot.

P.G. is also four points back of the (14-19-4-1) Tri-City Americans.

The PG Cougars schedule/results right here.

The WHL standings are right here.