Ending a winless run was essential for St Johnstone on Saturday.
Dundee United came up against a brick wall called East Fife and Liam Watt hopes Hearts will also fail to knock it down.
Dundee United frontman Nicky Clark is adamant that an encouraging opening night should not be spoiled by the shootout.
The domestic football season is underway again with the Betfred cup.
Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson laughed off another penalty shootout loss on what was a good opening night for his team.
Hearts 1 Dundee United 1 (Hearts win 5-3 on pens): Tangerines lose another shootout but open season with fine draw at Tynecastle
Dundee United started this season as they ended the last - by losing a penalty shootout.
Lawrence Shankland scored 34 goals for Ayr United last season.
Just as he did before the Scottish Cup began last season, Robbie Neilson has made his pre-Betfred Cup declaration that Dundee United are in it to win it.
Being thrown in at the deep end in the Betfred Cup could be just what Dundee United need, according to Sam Stanton.
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre believes win is just around the corner if team reproduce same level of performance
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre insists that if his team can reproduce the same levels of performance they showed in defeat against Hearts on Saturday, then the next win is just around the corner.