Blashill was critical of forward Anthony Mantha in particular when speaking with reporters following the game Wednesday night.
“Anthony Mantha has got to be way better,” Blashill said. “Way better. It’s not OK to just be a passenger when you are given the opportunity to be an impact player.”
Mantha went scoreless in 18:49 of ice time, registering three shots on goal and a minus-one rating.
Overall, however, Mantha is having a respectable season—at least production-wise. He leads the team with 10 goals in 22 games and his 19 points are second only to Dylan Larkin’s 20 for the team lead.