The Pittsburgh Penguins won a Stanley Cup by dumping and chasing in 2009.

All four conference finalists last year -- Los Angeles, Phoenix, New Jersey and the New York Rangers -- dumped and chased.

"We went to the Finals dumping and chasing," said the Wild's Zach Parise, referring to last year's Devils. "We did it more than anybody. And we scored a lot."

Dumping the puck into the offensive zone and chasing after it is not unique to the Wild.

Still some Wild fans, frustrated that the team ranks 28th in the NHL with 2.06 goals per game, have been criticizing coach Mike Yeo's "system," which is their code word for the Wild's propensity to dump and chase. That's when the Wild chips the puck behind the opposing defensemen and into the offensive zone from between the red line and offensive blue line.

Parise said the Wild's offensive troubles are "not a system issue."

"A lot of teams play the same way in the league, and what it comes down to is who does it better. And I think we're pretty inconsistent in how we play our system," Parise said. "What people don't understand, the other team is trying to win, too, and the other team is trying to make you turn the puck over.