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The captain showed off Lord Stanley's goblet from the deck of the Canadian warship HMCS Preserver.

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Crosby stepped off a Sea King helicopter with the cup to applause from Rear Admiral Paul Maddison, second right, and Defence Minister Peter MacKay, right.

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Crosby, who brought home the cup on his 22nd birthday, was joined by teammate Max Talbot.

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A large crowd at CFB Halifax greeted Crosby as he walked down the gangway of the HMCS Preserver, holding the Stanley Cup high.

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The pride of Nova Scotia was surprised by a birthday cake, which he cut with a sword while standing with Rear Admiral Paul Maddison on a naval jetty at CFB Halifax.

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