Blue Jackets dump Sabres 4-1
OCT 10, 2013 11:45p ET
It's the club's worst start since they went 0-5-2 to open the 1999-2000 season.
Miller was playing his first game since injuring his groin last Friday against the Ottawa Senators.
Atkinson opened the scoring with a goal at 1:51 of the first. Gaborik and James Wisniewski had the assists.
The Sabres tied the game on Vanek's second goal of the season at 8:50 of the first.
Foligno put the Blue Jackets back ahead 2-1 at 16:35 of the first on a backhand past Miller. And Gaborik got his second of the season at 18:48 to make it 3-1.
Dubinsky scored at 2:11 of the third for his first goal of the season to make it 4-1. Gaborik and David Savard had the assists.
Notes: The Sabres travel to Chicago to play the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night and the Blue Jackets host the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.