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Tennis legend Billie Jean King scores from center ice at Blackhawks game

All-time great trades racket for hockey stick, buries goal

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Shoot The Puck: Billie Jean King

Shoot The Puck: Billie Jean King

Tennis legend Billie Jean King shows she's talented in more than one sport

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Hockey, anyone?

Tennis legend Billie Jean King may have been trying her hand at a different sport than the one that made her a household name, but she showed she can play a little hockey.

Tweet from @BillieJeanKing: An unforgettable night at the @NHLBlackhawks game. Congratulations on the win in OT! 🏒 @PWHPA #PressureIsAPrivilege https://t.co/T9M8gmR0KM

The Chicago Blackhawks gave King the chance to shoot from center ice during their intermission contest and she buried it.

King's attempt slipped through the right side of the blocked off net which has just three small openings to fit a puck through.

The left-handed shot, wearing a custom Blackhawks No. 1 jersey, calmly stepped up to the red line and nailed it.

King earned applause from United States Women's Ice Hockey Team forward Hilary Knight for the score.

Tweet from @HilaryKnight: Reminder: @BillieJeanKing is the 🐐. She just picked up a hockey stick for the first time @NHLBlackhawks game and won a free trip by netting a shot from the red line. #DreamGapTour

Puck, set, match.

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