Boston Bruins

Oct 5, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and goalie Tuukka Rask (40) congratulate after defeating the Nashville Predators at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

By Ty Anderson,

Friendship is one thing, but quarantining with friends is another.

Just ask Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.

Taking part in a video conference with other Atlantic Division stars on Monday, Chara was asked about the ideal teammates for a quarantine. Chara, who is never short on positive messages and uplifting instagrams, opted for two likeminded individuals in Charlie Coyle and Kevan Miller as his ideal quarantine pals. But when it came to who he wouldn’t want to be around, the 43-year-old Boston captain wasted no time finding his doomsday doomsday partner.

“I have to say Tuukka Rask,” Chara offered.

But why?

“The way he farts; the smell is awful,” Chara noted. “He likes his chicken wings. And after the chicken wings, I’ve had to sit behind him on the bus. I’ve got to tell you, I’ve got to control myself sometimes.”

Not that we’d doubt Chara or even have any interest in our own investigation, but David Pastrnak backed up his captain’s claim, double-sourcing the rumor that Rask really stinks it up whenever he can.

The farts are probably helping Tootin’ Tuukka, though, as the NHL went on pause with Rask possessing the league’s top goals against average (2.12) and save percentage (.929) among starters this season.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.